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Premedicine, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #101 (QS) University Park, PA, United States
This Premedicine major at Pennsylvania State University provides a broad foundation necessary to the understanding of the basic subjects of modern medical studies. The curriculum, which offers a good balance between science and nonscience courses, constitutes an excellent preparation for admission to medical school.
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It also gives students the freedom to tailor the program to meet their individual needs by permitting a generous number of supporting courses. Specific admission requirements or recommendations of a particular medical school, not already in the required courses of the major, may be included among the supporting courses. Many students also use their supporting courses to pursue a minor.

The Premedicine major offered at Pennsylvania State University is designed to enable students to gain a strong science foundation in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biology, as well as breadth in ethics and social science, that is necessary for advanced study in the field of medicine. The Premedicine major has a life science focus but integrates knowledge and practices across multiple disciplines to prepare students to think deeply and critically.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    For first-year, domestic students Early Action is November 15. We recommend submitting a complete application, including all required materials, by December 1.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    126 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Health Services Organization
  • Medical and Health Care Ethics
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity
  • Biology: Molecules and Cells
  • Chemical Principles
  • Experimental Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official test scores: SAT or ACT
  • English language proficiency, if your native language is not English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35984 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35984 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18454 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18454 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for University Park

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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