How high should a student's GPA be to go to medical school?
The average GPA for students who enrolled in medical schools (M.D.) last year (2019) was 3.73.
Is "Pre-Med" or "Pre-Law" a major?
No, “Pre-Med” and “Pre-Law” are not majors at UCF, nor are they majors at most colleges/universities around the country. A student in any major can be “Pre-Med” or “Pre-Law” if they have a goal to attend medical school or law school after they graduate. Additionally, at UCF, we use the term “Pre-Health” instead of “Pre-Med” to cover a broader range of career goals in the health professions than just medical school.
What major should my student select if they want to go to law school or to a health professional school like medical school or dental school?
For health professional schools like medical school or dental school, students can select ANY major. We recommend they select a major with courses they find the most interesting. The health professional schools do require students to complete specific prerequisite courses in the sciences though. The most popular majors for Pre-Health students at UCF are (listed alphabetically):
- Biomedical Sciences
- Health Sciences
For law schools, students can also select ANY major. We recommend they select a major with courses they find the most interesting. Unlike health professional schools, law schools do not require students to complete specific prerequisite courses, so any major and any courses are OK with the law schools. The most popular majors for Pre-Law students at UCF are (listed alphabetically):
- Criminal Justice
- Legal Studies
- Political Science