Pre-Professional Programs


Explore Career Options While Gaining A Liberal Arts Background

Our preprofessional program in medicine prepares you for a career in medicine within a sound liberal arts curriculum. Hillsdale does not offer preprofessional majors; instead, students can choose to major in any field while taking courses required for medical school. Our pre-med program has successfully placed many of our students into top medical schools and the vast majority of our students are accepted into medical school within the first year after graduating. As part of this program, you will receive continuous faculty advising tailored to your specific interests and goals, as well as access to an extensive array of medical school admissions preparation materials. Our Anatomy and Physiology classes give you experience working with cadavers, an opportunity not typically available to undergraduate students at many other institutions. We also partner with a number of local medical-care facilities to offer you the opportunity to gain volunteer experience working with doctors and nurses.

Medical School Preparation

Biology student working with lab equipment.

A strong background in science is crucial for admission into medical school. Regardless of the chosen major course of study, all students who plan application to medical school take a significant number of science courses as preparation.

Recommended Courses


  • Chemistry 201-202: General Chemistry I and II
  • Biology 200: Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry 303-304: Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Physics 101-102: College Physics I and II
  • Chemistry 452: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry 453: Advanced Biochemistry
  • Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • Math 120: Differential Calculus
  • Chemistry 415: Analytical Chemistry
  • Biology 302: Developmental Biology
  • Biology 308: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology 408: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Biology 309: Genetics
  • Biology 360: Microbiology

Pre-Professional Society

Pre-med student writing on a whiteboard.

The Hillsdale College Pre-Professional Society serves students interested in a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or physical therapy, as well as other Allied Health professions.

Learn More about Pre-Professional Society