The Best Pre-Med Major | Backed By Med School Acceptance Data (2023)

What is the best premed major? We get asked this question a lot—by hundreds of students and their parents—but there are a number of variables and personal preferences to consider in order to give an answer. The journey of every premed is different, and that’s a good thing. Admissions committees are looking for a diverse group of students when building their student body.

But we get it: making big decisions like this is tough, and choosing your premed major is a decision that will set your doctor journey in motion. When making any tough or big life decision, the first step is doing your research and understanding the data—and we’ve done just that.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the numbers, analyze the data, and give you actionable advice to optimize your chances of a medical school acceptance.

The “Premed Major” Myth

First, it’s important to understand that at most schools, there is no such thing as a “premed major.” Premed isn’t a major itself but a term to describe your path before medical school. As a premed, you will pick a major from a number of suitable options, most commonly based in the sciences.

To get into medical school, you can technically choose any major you’d like, so long as you also complete the medical school prerequisites.

Each medical school has slightly different prerequisites that you need to fulfill in order to apply. However, there are a shared core of requirements, which are as follows:

  • 1 year of Biology with lab
  • 1 year of General Chemistry with lab
  • 1 year of Organic Chemistry with lab
  • 1 year of Physics with lab
  • 1 year of English

Many other schools require a few additional courses. For that reason, we also suggest you also take the following:

  • Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology and Sociology

Aim to take as many of these courses as possible prior to taking the MCAT, although taking every single one is not always necessary. For example, I didn’t take biochemistry until after my MCAT, and I still achieved a 99.9th percentile score, or “100th” percentile.

Many students and advisors alike say that you can choose any major and it shouldn’t matter, so long as you complete your prerequisites. I don’t necessarily agree with that in all cases, and I’d say that not all majors are created equal. There are many variables to consider, and each student’s ideal path is different. To see what I mean, let’s jump into the data.

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The Data on Premed Majors

First, let’s get to the bottom of this question. When people ask, “What is the best premed major,” they’re usually asking, “What is the major that will maximize my chances of getting into a good medical school?” Luckily, we have the data on that.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) publishes annual data on the medical school application process. For the latest application cycle, we can group applicants by the major they applied to.

Out of the 62,443 applicants last cycle, 36,520 of those majored in biological sciences, including majors like molecular biology, cell biology, and neuroscience. That’s 58.5% of all applicants.

Rounding to even numbers, the other majors work out as follows:

  • 9% majored in social sciences, including majors such as economics, government, etc.
  • 8% majored in physical sciences, such as physics and chemistry.
  • 4% majored in specialized health sciences, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public health.
  • 3% majored in humanities, such as history, English, and literature.
  • 0.5% majored in math and statistics.
  • 16% studied other majors not falling into the aforementioned categories.

It’s clear that the biological sciences are the most popular premed major, and we’ll discuss why shortly. But more interestingly, the average MCAT score and even acceptance rate vary significantly between these majors.

On average, math and statistics majors topped the list with an MCAT score of 510.2. Let’s go over how each of the majors fairs when it comes to the MCAT.

  • Math and statistics – 510.2
  • Physical sciences – 509.1
  • Humanities – 508.2
  • Biological sciences – 505.9
  • Social sciences – 505.2
  • Other majors – 504.7
  • Health sciences – 503.2

There is a considerable difference between the average MCAT scores for these different majors, with over 5 points separating math and statistics from health sciences. Keep in mind this is MCAT score data based on applicants, not matriculants, but as a premed, your goal is to get accepted into medical school.

In terms of acceptance rates, humanities tops the list at 44.1%, followed by physical sciences, and then math and statistics.

  • Humanities – 44.1%
  • Physical sciences – 42.5%
  • Math and statistics – 40.4%
  • Biological sciences – 36.0%
  • Health sciences – 35.2%
  • Social sciences – 34.9%
  • Other majors – 33.7%

Interestingly, biological sciences is in the middle of the road in terms of acceptance despite being by far the most popular major for premeds. Does this mean simply choosing humanities or physical sciences will increase your chances of acceptance? Not exactly.

So, how should we interpret this data when choosing a premed major?

Which is the Best Premed Major to Get Into Medical School?

If you were to go blindly off the data, you may assume that you should pursue a math, physical sciences, or humanities major. After all, those are the three majors with the highest average MCAT scores and highest average acceptance rates. But such a conclusion would be an inaccurate portrayal of the data.

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First, correlation does not equal causation. Just because students studying certain majors had a higher MCAT or acceptance rate does not mean it’s because of their major. In fact, there are a series of confounding variables and biases that are likely at play.

Theory 1: Certain Majors Prepare You Better

It’s sometimes suggested that students majoring in humanities may have higher MCAT scores because they’re better prepared for the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section (CARS), which is arguably the most difficult section of the MCAT to rapidly improve your score in. But by looking at the data, we see this explanation falls short. While humanities majors do score highest on CARS, it’s only, on average, 1 point higher than other majors, thereby only accounting for a small difference compared to other majors.

In extending this logic, we would expect biological science majors to score the best on the bio section of the MCAT. But that’s not the case. In fact, bio majors score right on average with everyone else, and it’s actually math and statistics majors who score highest. Do physical sciences majors score the highest on the chemical and physical section of the MCAT? Nope, it’s once again the math majors who win out.

Taking a step back, we can notice two interesting trends. First, students majoring in humanities, math, and physical sciences dominated multiple sections of the MCAT and had the highest medical school acceptance rates by a large margin. Second, students majoring in health sciences, social sciences, and other majors scored last on the MCAT and had the lowest medical school acceptance rates.

Theory 2: Survivorship Bias

I’d argue that the reason we see these trends has little to do with the major and field of study. Rather, over the large population of medical school applicants, we’re seeing a survivorship bias of highly ambitious and driven students.

Biological sciences are the default premed major because it’s the most straightforward. Most classes that are medical school prerequisites overlap well with the courses that are required for a biological science major. For that reason, over 50% of premeds default to a biological science major. And therein lies the secret.

On average, it’s an easier path. If a premed chooses a biological science major, they’re more likely to end up applying to medical school. There are fewer obstacles in the way of achieving that goal.

On the other hand, the less than 1% of premeds who major in mathematics or statistics are generally working an uphill battle. You need to not only complete your full course requirements for math, but also 2 years worth of medical school prerequisites. For this reason, those who choose this path and are able to even get to the point of applying to medical schools must really want it.

Remember, this path is more difficult, so I’d argue that a higher percentage of those who choose this path will fall short. They’ll simply never even get to the point of applying to medical schools. Hence the survivorship bias. We only see the successful fraction that made it all the way through—those who really wanted it.

This also explains why those studying specialized health sciences fare so much worse. They’re essentially the opposite of the math majors. Some portion of students who choose nursing or physical therapy may be premed as more of a moonshot. It’s something they’d like to do, but they aren’t fully committed to. After all, they have a backup option in the healthcare industry they can fall back on.

How to Choose the Best Major for You

So, even after looking at the data, we still don’t have an answer to the question. What is the best premed major? Let’s consider some other factors and actionable advice you can use to choose the best path for you.

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Consideration 1: A Straightforward & Streamlined Path

If your top priority is getting into medical school, I recommend you pursue a major in biological science, particularly one that is of interest to you. The requirements for your major will overlap nicely with your medical school prerequisite courses, and you’ll hopefully be studying something that is of interest to you. After all, you want to be a doctor and study the human body.

Consideration 2: Prioritize Something You’re Interested In

If you want to be a doctor, there should be at least one biological science major that is of interest to you. If you despise all bio majors, then it’s time to seriously consider why you want to be a doctor.

That being said, there are students who still prefer to pursue something else. After all, you have the rest of your career to study biology and the human body. For those students with a burning interest in political science, the humanities, art, or Asian history, by all means follow that passion.

Simply understand that it’ll be a bit more of an uphill battle for you, but it’s definitely not impossible. In fact, some medical schools prefer that you have a unique background and interests outside of medicine that you pursued. Your application will stand out and you’ll have unique experiences to speak about in your application, personal statement, and interviews.

Consideration 3: Preparation for Medical School

Medical school is the toughest, most rigorous schooling in the world. Preparing for that process will only make the transition easier. For that reason, I suggest you consider majors that will prepare you either in subject matter or in rigor. Or do what I did and choose a major that prepares you for both.

As a premed at UCLA, I chose neuroscience as my major. The brain, after all, is the sexiest organ in the human body and one of life’s greatest mysteries—it was something I was and still am deeply interested in. It was a biological science major, so the overlap with my prerequisites was nice. And finally, it was tough. In fact, during my time, neuroscience and bioengineering were considered the two most challenging premed majors.

By choosing a difficult path, I was able to hone my work ethic and learn a great deal about the nervous system—to far greater depth in some areas than what I would later cover in medical school. I learned so much about the brain and its anatomy as a neuroscience major that in medical school, setting the curve in my neuro and psych block came easily.

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Choosing a Premed Major

Utilizing a combination of these strategies will help you choose the path that’s best for you. The data can only take you so far, and it could be that you have a completely unique set of interests and circumstances that take you on a different path to medical school.

We go into more detail in our article: How to Choose a Premed Major in 5 Steps. The guide discusses different paths you might take, the benefits to an unconventional premed major, and additional factors that may help you make your final decision.

Choosing your premed major is a big decision, and like all big life decisions, they come with a lot of pressure. If, after considering these factors, you’re still having trouble deciding, try practicing decision making strategies. For example, we always recommend premeds and medical students put notable time in during a research phase before making any big life decision. You can’t make an effective decision if you aren’t informed.

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In the case of choosing your premed major, review the data as well as what that data may actually mean—as we discussed in this article, correlation does not equal causation. Put time into understanding what courses you will need to take to cover your prerequisites, and understand what it will mean for your time and workload if you choose a major that does not cover these courses.

What courses will you need to take for each of the majors you are deciding between? Are there options for you to take a second major or minor along the way so that you can pursue your premed prerequisites along with another passion?

In the research phase, go beyond simple Google searches and speak to other students who have been in your position before. What did they learn? Were they happy with their decision? Would they do it differently if they could do it over again?

If you struggle with decision making, you understand how debilitating not being able to decide can be. Utilizing decision making strategies will help you make informed decisions you can feel good about for years to come. Read our guide: How to Make Tough Decisions — 7 Strategies for Better Decision Making.

Remember, statistics apply to populations, not to individuals. Just because you’re a math major doesn’t mean you’ll do spectacularly, and just because you’re a bio major doesn’t mean you’re bound to be mediocre. Despite choosing neuroscience, a biological science, I ended up with a killer MCAT score and my pick of multiple top medical schools—several with merit-based scholarship offerings.

And you can do the same!

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FAQs

What pre-med major has the highest acceptance rate? ›

According to this data, there are three major groups—humanities, math and statistics, and physical sciences—that enjoy higher admissions rates than others. In fact, these are the only three groups that get into medical school at a rate greater than 40 percent.

What is the easiest pre-med school to get into? ›

Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. ...
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School. ...
  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine. ...
  • University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine. ...
  • LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport.

What major prepares you best for the MCAT? ›

According to some students, pursuing a science-focused major provides them the foundation they need to do well on the MCAT. For instance, students who major in economics might not be as well-prepared for med school as those who major in biology.

Which university sends most students to medical school? ›

University of California–Berkeley. Yale University. Duke University. University of California–Los Angeles.
...
According to the AAMC, these schools produced the largest number of medical school applicants during the 2022 application cycle:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 541.
  • The Ohio State University: 522.
3 Nov 2022

What is the lowest GPA medical schools will accept? ›

Most medical schools set a cap at a 3.0 GPA. Generally, a low GPA is less than a school's 75th or 80th percentile. You can also review your chosen school's average GPA for accepted students. If your GPA is more than 0.3 points below that average, you can assume the school will consider it low.

What is the easiest medical degree to get? ›

Which medical field is the easiest? Phlebotomy is the easiest medical field to get into and to practice. Part of your training can come online, and with an accelerated program, you can be ready for your state licensure exam in under a year. Phlebotomists draw blood and transport it for lab testing.

What percent of premed students get into med school? ›

That's an acceptance rate of only 37% and a decrease of about 5% compared to last year. If you're a premed just starting your future doctor journey, these are worrisome statistics. There is a silver lining though. Getting into medical school isn't like winning the lottery.

What degree looks best for med school? ›

The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that over half of all 2021-2022 medical school applicants majored in biology or biological sciences for their undergraduate degrees [2]. Majoring in biology is one way to ensure you take the prerequisite science courses and labs required by many medical schools.

What is the most difficult pre-med course? ›

Organic Chemistry:

It shouldn't surprise you that organic chemistry takes the No. 1 spot as the hardest college course. This course is often referred to as the “pre-med killer” because it actually has caused many pre-med majors to switch their major.

Is pre-med or biology better for med school? ›

In sum, there is no general “best major” for pre-med students. Studying biology does not appear to translate into the highest across-the-board MCAT score, nor do admissions committees desire to fill their incoming classes purely with biology majors. That being said, biology will certainly be the best major for some.

What is the easiest BS MD program to get into? ›

The 20 Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center.
  • Mercer University School of Medicine.
  • East Carolina University.
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
  • The University of South Dakota.
  • Augusta University.
  • University of Oklahoma.

What can I do to increase my chances of getting into medical school? ›

10 Tips on Getting Into Med School
  1. Get Some Medical Experience on Your Résumé ...
  2. Do Research Projects. ...
  3. Put in Time Serving Others. ...
  4. Choose a Major You Will Excel In. ...
  5. Apply to Multiple Schools. ...
  6. Study Early and Often for the Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT. ...
  7. Learn Another Language. ...
  8. Don't Skimp on Extracurricular Activities.

What is a good GPA for pre-med? ›

Premed undergraduates should strive to achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher to get accepted into a top-tier med school, admissions officials say.

What subject is mostly on the MCAT? ›

On the MCAT, biology (at 65% of the Bio/Biochem section) will be by far the most important of the four “classic” MCAT subjects, followed in importance by general chemistry (30% of the Chem/Phys section); physics (25% of the Chem/Phys section); and finally organic chemistry (15% of the Chem/Phys section).

How hard is it to get a 513 on MCAT? ›

Attaining a score of 513 on the MCAT means you performed in the 90% percentile. An even distribution for the section scores is preferred. For example: 130 (C/P) 132 (CARS) 123 (B/B) 128 (P/S).

Where is it easiest to get into medical school? ›

15 Least Competitive or Easiest Medical (MD) Schools Based on Acceptance Rate
SchoolAcceptance rate
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, GA7.6%
Mercer University School of Medicine, GA9.96%
Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, PR8.5%
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, IL6.07%
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What college produces the most doctors? ›

U.S. Colleges That Produce the Most Doctors
  • Johns Hopkins Medical School.
  • Harvard Medical School.
  • Stanford University School of Medicine.
  • Perelman School of Medicine – University of Pennsylvania.
  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.
  • Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Michigan State University.
  • Yale School of Medicine.

What college graduates the most doctors? ›

Top Feeder Rankings (by total graduates enrolled)
Search Search in Rank (Total) Institution #MD Graduates Top Med School (#1) Top Med School (#2)
Rank (Total)Institution#MD Graduates
1Harvard University292
2Duke University256
3Stanford University245
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How many C's are acceptable for med school? ›

In general, pre-med students are advised to retake courses in which they have earned a 'C. ' In reality, one or two 'C's will not rule out medical school for anyone, especially for otherwise high-achieving students.

What is a good MCAT score 2022? ›

To be considered highly competitive, you should aim for a score in the top 10%. To earn this score, you'll need to earn between 129-132 for each section, or between a 514-528 composite.

What is the lowest MCAT score to get into med school? ›

Applicants accepted to allopathic (MD-granting) medical schools for the 2021-2022 year had an average MCAT score of 511.9. This is an increase from 2020-2021 when the average was 511.5. This year alone, MedEdits students have been accepted to allopathic medical schools with MCAT scores as low as 508.

Who are the happiest doctors? ›

Here is our list of the top 10 happiest doctor specialties according to work-life balance:
  • Dermatology.
  • Anesthesiology.
  • Ophthalmology.
  • Pediatrics.
  • Psychiatry.
  • Clinical Immunology/Allergy.
  • General/Clinical Pathology.
  • Nephrology.
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What is the quickest doctor to become? ›

A general practice doctor is probably the easiest doctor to become. Even though students must complete four years of medical school and one or two years of a residency, this is the minimum amount of education required for medical doctors.

What 2 year medical degree pays the most? ›

Here are some of the highest-paying medical field jobs you can do with an associate degree:
  1. MRI technologist. National average salary: $26,827 per year. ...
  2. Veterinary technician. ...
  3. Pharmacy technician. ...
  4. Home health aide. ...
  5. Veterinary assistant. ...
  6. Medical equipment technician. ...
  7. Medical records specialist. ...
  8. Funeral services assistant.

What major has the highest MCAT scores? ›

Matriculants with math and statistics, physical science and humanities majors scored the highest on the MCAT, with scores of 514.8, 513.1 and 512.9 respectively. The average accepted GPA between majors is close across the board with math and statistics and physical sciences majors tied with a 3.61.

What is the dropout rate for pre-med? ›

Those entering medical schools who are committed to completing the program are 81.6 percent to 84.3 percent. So, what is the dropout rate for medical school? In a standard, single four-year program, that would put the medical school dropout rate at between 15.7 percent and 18.4 percent, confirms the AAMC.

Can I pass fail for premed? ›

We want all those with the grades where the non prerequisite coursework, it is perfectly fine to take those pass-fail, but you must make sure that your university will give you credit towards graduation for that pass-fail because not all courses are eligible to be counted towards your degree as pass-fail.

What is the medical career that is most in demand? ›

4 Key Healthcare Jobs in High Demand Moving Into 2022
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP) Job outlook: 52% increase from 2020-2030 (BLS) ...
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Job outlook: 35% increase from 2020-2030 (BLS) ...
  • Medical and Health Service Managers. Job outlook: 32% increase from 2020-2030 (BLS) ...
  • Medical Assistants.

Which medical course is toughest? ›

MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the toughest medical course that requires you to study for at least 5 years.

Which field in medical is toughest? ›

Apart from the top 5 specialties mentioned above, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Med/Peds are among the most difficult domains to become a doctor.

Is pre-med harder than nursing? ›

Honestly, the nursing school prerequisites are easier than the pre-med curriculum. Besides, being a nurse and being a doctor are 2 entirely different professions. Chase the career that you want, not the one that would be easier.

Is pre-med as hard as they say? ›

The pre-med requirements are extensive, difficult, and mainly hardcore science-based. To be honest, you won't have much time for other courses outside of your general education requirements, major courses, and minor courses.

Is BS biology a good pre-med? ›

Yes, biology is a great major for pre-med. Biology is the study of life and all living organisms. By looking into the chemical makeup of humans, animals, plants and all environments, biology majors will be prepared for a graduate degree or career in medicine.

What is the easiest MD specialty? ›

The number one least competitive specialty is family medicine with a total of 10 points. This specialty has held this spot for quite a few years now. Family medicine is the center of primary care. These are the generalists of generalists.

What is the shortest MD program? ›

Family medicine is the specialty that provides the shortest residency program in the U.S. as it only takes 3 years and possibly another year more if the resident opts to continue with the subspecialty fellowship.

Is it easier to get into a DO or MD program? ›

Is it easier to get in? DO programs are slightly less competitive. Firstly, the GPA and MCAT scores for DO admissions are much lower. While the medical school acceptance rates for both DO and MD are around 40-41%, the number candidates for the MD programs is much higher and therefore there is more competition.

How do I raise my GPA for pre med? ›

Boost your GPA with post-baccalaureate coursework

This is a popular route, especially for applicants who did well on the MCAT but need some help with their GPA. Retaking science classes can show you've mastered the material, but a better strategy is to take advanced classes and do well.

How can I make myself stand out for medical school? ›

Here's how you can make your med school application stand out from the crowd.
  1. Highlight Your Clinical Experience. The majority of successful applicants have some experience in a hospital, clinic, hospice or other health care setting. ...
  2. Show off Your Academic Chops. ...
  3. Demonstrate the Value of Your Extracurricular Activities.

What will you do if you aren't accepted to medical school? ›

You options include taking a related degree or reapplying. Getting into medical school is extremely competitive, so although you may be disappointed not to get a place, you won't be alone. You can also learn from the experience. Take some time to think about why you weren't successful.

What is a low premed GPA? ›

What is considered a low GPA for medical school? Many medical schools have a cut-off for GPAs below 3.0. The average GPA at most MD medical schools ranges from about 3.7 to 3.9. The average GPA at most DO medical schools ranges from about 3.4 to 3.6.

What is the most important factor to get into medical school? ›

Without a doubt, the two most important factors are GPA (science and overall) and MCAT score. Many medical schools do not even consider applicants whose GPA and MCAT scores fall well below their averages.

What science GPA is too low for med school? ›

What is a low GPA for medical school? Different medical schools have different GPA targets for applicants, but anything below 3.7 is usually considered low.

What percent of premed students get accepted? ›

That's an acceptance rate of only 37% and a decrease of about 5% compared to last year. If you're a premed just starting your future doctor journey, these are worrisome statistics.

Which states pre meds have the highest acceptance rates? ›

TOP 5 STATES (2017-2018)
  • West Virginia - 56.5%
  • Vermont - 53.9%
  • Kentucky - 52.9%
  • Wyoming - 52.4%
  • Massachusetts - 51.7%
25 Feb 2019

How many people quit premed? ›

Only 16.5% of students who intended to major in pre-med graduate college with the required coursework for medical schools. Attrition rates are highest initially but drop as students take more advanced courses.

How many pre-med students don't get into med school? ›

Applicants who are not accepted by a medical school should take some time to work through their feelings and put things into context. The national average acceptance rate the past few years has been around 40%, so each year, over half of all applicants do not end up being accepted.

Why do most med school applicants get rejected? ›

Many application are rejected from medical school because of their grades. Some schools (such as the University of California system's medical schools) screen applicants based on minimum GPA and MCAT scores during the primary application, before secondary applications are ever sent.

Where is it easiest to get into medicine? ›

15 Least Competitive or Easiest Medical (MD) Schools Based on Acceptance Rate
SchoolAcceptance rateGPA
Brody School of Medicine, NC7.11%3.63
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, GA7.6%3.84
Mercer University School of Medicine, GA9.96%3.71
Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine, PR8.5%3.72
11 more rows
22 Nov 2022

What do most doctors major in undergrad? ›

Biology is one of the most common majors for those who want to pursue a medical career, especially aspiring physicians and surgeons. According to the BLS, 48.7 percent of all physicians and surgeons employed in 2015 chose biology as their undergraduate major [1].

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