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Health career major options

If you are interested in a doctoral health career, you are not required to major in a science to be a pre-medical or pre-dental student. Students admitted to U.S. medical schools and the other professions come from all possible undergraduate majors. Students should choose a major based on their interests. At ASU a large majority of students who went on to medical schools have majored in biology, chemistry, psychology, physics and engineering. However, it is not unusual for someone who majors in political science, English literature, sociology or a nonscience field to be accepted, if the student receives acceptable grades in the required undergraduate science work. The following list exemplifies recommended majors for pre-medical and pre-dental students.

Downtown Phoenix

MajorCollege or School
Applied Science (Health Sciences)College of Health Solutions
Exploratory Health and Life SciencesCollege of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Health SciencesCollege of Health Solutions
Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching)College of Health Solutions
Integrative HealthEdson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
KinesiologyCollege of Health Solutions
Medical StudiesCollege of Health Solutions
NursingEdson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Nutrition (Dietetics)College of Health Solutions
Nutrition (Human Nutrition)College of Health Solutions
Social WorkWatts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

 

Polytechnic

MajorCollege or School
Applied Biological Sciences (Applied Biological Sciences)College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Exploratory Health and Life SciencesCollege of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Secondary Education (Biological Sciences)Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Tempe

MajorCollege or School
BiochemistryThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biochemistry (Medicinal Chemistry)The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biological SciencesThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (Biology and Society)The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology and Ecology)The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology)The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior)The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biomedical EngineeringIra A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Biomedical InformaticsCollege of Health Solutions
Chemical EngineeringIra A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
ChemistryThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry)The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Exploratory Health and Life SciencesCollege of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Global HealthThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
MicrobiologyThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Molecular Biosciences and BiotechnologyThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
PhysicsThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
PsychologyThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Secondary Education (Biological Sciences)Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Speech and Hearing ScienceCollege of Health Solutions

West

MajorCollege or School
Applied Science (Health Sciences)College of Health Solutions
BiologyNew College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Health SciencesCollege of Health Solutions
Integrative HealthEdson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Medical StudiesCollege of Health Solutions
Pharmacology and ToxicologyNew College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Philosophy, Religion and SocietyNew College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
PsychologyNew College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Secondary Education (Biological Sciences)Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Social WorkWatts College of Public Service and Community Solutions

Online

MajorCollege or School
Applied Science (Health Sciences)College of Health Solutions
Biological SciencesThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Exploratory Health and Life SciencesCollege of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Global HealthThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Health Sciences (Healthy Lifestyles Coaching)College of Health Solutions
Integrative HealthEdson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
PsychologyNew College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Speech and Hearing ScienceCollege of Health Solutions