Pre-Medicine Major | LSU


You want to work as a doctor in a specialization or as a general practitioner.

Pre-Medicine Major: Your Pathway to Medical School

  1. Select any major at LSU
  2. Take the necessary pre-requisite courses for your desired medical school (ex: LSU Health New Orleans, LSU Health Shreveport, AAMC Program Directory)
  3. Maintain a high GPA (3.6+ science GPA and 3.7+ overall GPA)
  4. Prep for and take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)
  5. Complete supervised direct patient contact volunteer hours

Estimated Time to Completion

Bachelor's Degree + Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

  • 4 years of undergraduate coursework (bachelor's degree)
  • 4 years of medical school
  • 3-8 years of specialty area training and medical residency
  • 11-16 estimated total years of school and training after high school

Common Pre-Medicine Majors at LSU