Pre-Med Studies: Selecting a Major
Pursuing Pre-Med Studies
Although most students pursuing pre-med studies opt to major in a basic science discipline such as Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, applied health majors are also common such Health Science and Exercise Science. Psychology, Sociology, and any social science are also good majors for premeds at Truman. It is not uncommon for majors in the humanities to be welcomed applicants and accepted into medical school.
Academic Advisors for Pre-Med Students
It is essential that you become familiar with the different curricula and sequences available and ask your academic advisor how these fit within your interests and goals. Most disciplines have advisors who are specifically selected to advise students interested in medicine and you should make a point to visit them regarding your decision or any questions you might have.
- School of Science and Mathematics:
Biology: Cindy Cooper, George Shinn, or Michael Kelrick
Chemistry: John O’Brien
- School of Health Science and Education:
Health Science: Roberta Donahue or Janice Clark
Exercise Science: Michael Bird, Jerry Mayhew, or Brian Snyder
- All other Truman pre-med students should contact:
Dr. Cindy Cooper
Magruder Hall 3044