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1,103 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
79 Master's Degrees Annually
#30 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 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,103
Graduate Certificate 524
Associate Degree 205
Undergraduate Certificate 96
Master’s Degree 79
Basic Certificate 3

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

1,103 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
66% Percent Women
36% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 66% 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 139
Black or African American 50
Hispanic or Latino 154
White 650
International Students 36
Other Races/Ethnicities 74

Geographic Diversity

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies appeals to people across the globe. About 3.3% of those with this major are international students.

Online Pre-Medicine Programs

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 163 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) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 9 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 1 0
Associate’s Degree 38 3
Bachelor’s Degree 37 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 8 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 4,010
Pre-Nursing Studies 2,489
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 257
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 167
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 108
Pre-Dentistry Studies 85
Pre-Physician Assistant 76
Pre-Art Therapy 4
Pre-Optometry Studies 3
Pre-Chiropractic Studies 1


*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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