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1,146 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
64 Master's Degrees Annually
#27 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Pre-Medicine Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many pre-medicine/pre-medical studies graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 960
Graduate Certificate 493
Associate Degree 211
Undergraduate Certificate 102
Master’s Degree 53
Basic Certificate 1

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Medicine?

960 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
64% Percent Women
33% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 64% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of pre-medicine/pre-medical studies majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 121
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 116
White 579
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 62

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. About 3.3% of those with this major are international students.

Online Pre-Medicine Programs

In 2019-2020, 161 schools offered a pre-medicine/pre-medical studies program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 10 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 41 5
Bachelor’s Degree 37 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 7 0
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to pre-medicine/pre-medical studies.

Major Number of Grads
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 3,839
Pre-Nursing Studies 2,356
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 315
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 156
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 95
Pre-Dentistry Studies 89
Pre-Physician Assistant 43
Pre-Art Therapy 3
Pre-Optometry Studies 2
Pre-Chiropractic Studies 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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