Pre-Medicine Program

Preparing you for admission into any school of medicine

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About The Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Pre-Medicine Program

Being a doctor is more than a job, it’s a calling – and you can’t wait to answer that call, improving health and even saving lives. At Northern, we’ll get you started on the path to your dream career. While pre-medicine itself isn’t a major, we’ll match you with a degree program and the necessary coursework required to prepare you for admission into any medical school. 


Northern's placement rate into medical school for the past five years is 82 percent - see what our graduates have to say about the advantages of earning their undergraduate degree at Northern!




Wondering if this program is for you? 

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Like challenges and continuous learning
  • Are interested in science and how the body works
  • Care deeply about people, their problems and pain
  • Enjoy helping people
  • Are intrigued how medicine can be used to improve life
  • Dig deeper into a subject area than required
  • Accept criticism
  • Communicate well
  • Are patient-centered
  • Have strong leadership skills
  • Are detail-oriented

With a degree in medicine, your career opportunities will include:

  • Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Pharmacist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neurologist
  • Family/general practitioner
  • Pediatrician
  • Obstetrician and gynecologist
  • Ophthalmologist

At Northern, we believe getting you out of the classroom and into a real-world workplace setting is a critical part of your education. You'll have several opportunities for internships and other forms of experiential learning throughout your time at Northern. Learn more!


The NSU WolfPACT is the highest guaranteed, four-year scholarship in the region. But that isn't the only scholarship available at Northern. Click here to learn about other scholarship opportunities!

Plans of Study 
Program Success/Outcomes 
  • Medical (MD) / Physician’s Assistant (PA) graduate school acceptance rate is 82 percent.

          Source: College of Arts and Sciences, 2015-2019

Suggested Majors and Minors 

Students in our pre-medicine program often major in:

And they often minor in:

Study Abroad 

Experience the world while earning your degree through NSU Study Abroad! With hundreds of opportunities available around the globe, Northern can make your study abroad dream become a reality. Learn more!

Undergraduate Research 

At Northern, you'll have the chance to conduct cutting-edge research that can have real-world impacts - while still an undergraduate student. Now with our brand new, state-of-the-art Jewett Regional Science Education Center, the sky is truly the limit. Learn more!

Contact Information 

Ready to take the next step? Contact us today:

Want to learn more about living and learning at Northern? Contact NSU Admissions today 605-626-2544 or!

Still unsure of a major? We can help! Contact NSU Career Services at 605-626-3007 or

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