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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 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,146
Graduate Certificate 707
Associate’s Degree 233
Undergraduate Certificate 68
Master’s Degree 64
Basic Certificate 1

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

1,146 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
64% Percent Women
31% 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:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 128
Black or African American 56
Hispanic or Latino 119
White 749
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 68

Geographic Diversity

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies appeals to people across the globe. About 2.3% of those with this major are international students.

Online Pre-Medicine Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 schools offered some type of pre-medicine/pre-medical studies program. 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) 3 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 11 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 42 6
Bachelor’s Degree 38 2
Post-Baccalaureate 3 0
Master’s Degree 9 1
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1 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 5,240
Pre-Nursing Studies 2,546
Pre-Veterinary Studies 575
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 340
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 179
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 104
Pre-Dentistry Studies 73
Pre-Optometry Studies 3
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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