The Premedicine homepage is here. More specific information about chemistry and premedicine follows.
If you are interested in medicine as a career you will want to consider chemistry as an option for your undergraduate major. Why?
FLEXIBILITY: If you develop a four year plan which includes Bethel's general education requirements, the medical school admission requirements, and the major requirements, you will find that the chemistry Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree will give you more flexibility than any other possible major. This means that you will have more electives and greater opportunity to develop that breadth of program that medical schools encourage.
MARKETABILITY: Chemistry is the central science. The goal of chemistry is to give molecular explanations to biological and physical phenomena. Because of this place in the center of science, the chemistry graduate has a great spectrum of career options available. The chemistry student, with his or her analytical skills and background is in a position to work in a broad variety of the natural sciences. Because of this the chemistry graduate has a very marketable degree with many employment opportunities.
QUALITY: Chemistry by its very nature is a discipline of analytical thinking and problem solving. This is what makes the discipline challenging, but it is also what helps to develop your reasoning ability and clarity of thinking. These are skills necessary for the succession in the medical field as well as most other fields. Over the last twenty five years chemistry graduates have received Ph.D.'s in a variety of disciplines and have attended over 25 different medical schools. Of the chemistry graduates who have applied to medical school, over ninety percent have been accepted. As a chemistry graduate you would be a part of a continuing tradition of quality.
To see a four-year plan for a chemistry major premed program, click here. If you are interested in learning more about this option, feel free to talk with the chemistry faculty.