Preparing you for admission into any school of medicine

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About The Program
College of Arts and Sciences


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!

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

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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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