Cornell does not have a "pre-med" or “pre-health” major, rather students in the College of Arts & Sciences interested in the pre-med track complete specific Cornell course sequences required or recommended for health careers, while majoring in any subject area of their choice. Pre-health students may, of course, decide to pursue the Biological Sciences major, but they may also decide on any other major in the College while still preparing for medical school.
Students in the College of Arts & Sciences find that their liberal arts and sciences education offers strong preparation for a career in health as they are exposed to a broad base of knowledge while honing critical thinking, creative, and analytical skills. Students in the College of Arts & Sciences have an excellent track record of applying to medical school.
Students interested in health careers are encouraged to consult the Health Career Advising page.