Medical and other health-related graduate schools increasingly
accept applicants with a wide variety of majors. At St. John’s, you
can choose from any number of high-quality majors, from philosophy
However, pre-health students must complete
certain course requirements to qualify for admission to most health
professional schools. There are some variations in specific fields,
but the following are the most common.
- One year of biology with labs:
For biology majors, BIO 1000 and 2000
For non-biology majors, BIO 2000 and 3000
- Chemistry 1210 and 1220, with labs
- Chemistry 2230 and 2240, with labs
The chemistry sequence is modified for Pharmacy students
- Physics 1610 and 1620, with labs
- College mathematics through calculus
- English (fulfilled automatically by St.
John’s core requirements)
You also can apply for the following dual
degree programs combining an undergraduate degree at St. John’s
with a medical degree in a specialized field:
- Seven-year, B.S.-O.D. Degree with
SUNY College of Optometry:Graduate in seven years with a
B.S. degree in biology from St. John’s and an O.D. degree from the
SUNY College of Optometry.
Accepted students attend St. John’s for their first three years,
majoring in biology. Upon successfully completing the first year of
study at SUNY Optometry, you are awarded a B.S. in biology from St.
John’s, followed by the O.D. degree when you complete your full
studies at the SUNY College of Optometry.
- Seven-year B.S.-D.P.M. Degree with
New York College of Podiatric Medicine:Graduate in seven
years with a B.S. in biology and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
(D.P.M.) from the New York College
of Podiatric Medicine. After your first three years at St.
John’s, you receive the B.S. in biology at the end of your first
year at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and, at the
completion of your studies at the College of Podiatric medicine,
- Five-year B.S.-M.S. Degree at St.
John’s University:You can complete both a B.S. and M.S. in
either biology or chemistry through five years of study at St.
John’s. Students receive the B.S. in biology or chemistry at the
end of the fourth year, and the M.S. at the end of their fifth
year. The program is ideal for students interested in research
careers in science and the health professions.