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Courses for a Degree in Medicine

Medicine focuses on the study of the human body. Students with this degree often go on to pursue careers as physicians, surgeons, researchers, and administrators in the medical profession.

For this major you’ll take lots of classes in medicine. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in medicine.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in medicine:

Medical Courses:

  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Human Physiology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Medical Terminology
  • Bacteriology and Immunology
  • Introduction to Emergency Medicine
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Medicine and Society in the US
  • Comparative Brain Evolution
  • Sports Medicine
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Healthcare Promotion and Education
  • Biostatistics
  • Ethics in Medicine
  • Public Health Assessment Tools

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology