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CHOOSING A MAJOR

Stanford does not have a "premed" major. Instead, students are encouraged to choose a major that reflects their strongest academic interest. Whether that major is English Literature, Biology, Music or something else entirely, all students who apply to medical school must complete specific prerequites.

It is "convenient" to major in Biology because many of the premed requirements are also requirements for the Biology major, so it requires less time to complete both. However, medical schools also like to accept premed students who have broad interests and have chosen a non-traditional major, so do not be deterred if you are passionate about Art History. In conclusion, you can major in any subject you want!