Most students at Hamilton take four courses per semester. You need 32 courses to graduate.
There are currently 15 courses that are either required by medical schools or recommended for MCAT preparation. So, pre-med courses will comprise nearly one half of your undergraduate education.
Hamilton’s liberal arts focus, coupled with its open curriculum, offers you an incredible opportunity to explore subjects outside of the sciences that you may be interested in.
Pursuing the courses that interest you will make you a well-educated, well-rounded person, something that you should value and that medical schools value as well.
By creating a tentative four-year course plan, you will be able to visualize what your pre-med workload will be and determine how to best arrange your coursework.
It is very likely that you will have to modify your schedule to take into account a course being offered only in the fall or spring; not getting into a class due to a bad registration time; or changing your mind about what major you wish to pursue.
Director of Health Professions Advising