While most alumni of OU who went on to study and practice medicine have majored in biology [link], some have double-majored or minored in psychology, human services, English, business administration, and other disciplines. Whatever major or minor they choose, students pursuing medical fields must complete prerequisite courses and admissions tests that document strong knowledge of the natural sciences. To prepare for professional studies in medicine, students choose a relevant and challenging major, and hone their capacities through the liberal arts and breadth areas, complete course work in science and English [link to courses tab]. They also work with advisors on medical school applications [link to advising tab] and prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Optometry Admission Test (OAT) [link to resources tab], as appropriate.
Students who complete OU’s BA or BS in Biology can apply to accelerated nursing programs to earn the BSN. Students who enter OU with a clinical RN degree in hand may also be interested in OU’s RN-to-BSN program.