Pre-Medical Bachelor's Degree Plan

Lamar University Pre-Professional Programs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Major: Varies, follows Pre-Professional program
Hours: 120


Delivery Options:

Pre-Professional Program Description

The pre-professional Pre-Medical Degree Plan leads to your further study of the medical field of your choice. Paired with the bachelor's degree of your choice, this program, along with your own brand of community and campus involvement, investigation and engagement in your chosen discipline and extraordinary academic performance will prepare you to apply for and excel in medical school.

Why Study Pre-Med at Lamar?

During your Pre-Medical Degree Plan studies at Lamar University, you will work with an advisor who will guide you in tailoring your bachelor's degree for medical school application and admission. You will prepare to submit your curriculum, Medical School Admission Test and supporting application materials by the end of your junior year.

Your faculty and advisors will encourage you in maintaining a high GPA (3.65 or better), and you'll have access to opportunities for research, volunteering and mentorship or internship experiences that reflect your potential for leadership in the medical profession.

Career Paths

Your career path will depend largely on the specialty you choose as a physician. "Primary care physicians are the doctors patients usually visit most frequently. They treat a wide range of illnesses and regularly provide preventive care, and they also enjoy long-term relationships with their patients.

Pediatricians, family practitioners and general internists are primary care physicians. Surgeons perform operations to treat diseases and repair injuries. Specialists have expertise related to specific diseases as well as body parts, organs, and systems. Cardiologists, oncologists, neurologists, and ophthalmologists are examples of specialists." –

Primary Careers

Physician, medical specialist

Career Areas

  • Private practice
  • Public health
  • Research
  • Education

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Medical practitioners/partnerships
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Research institutions
  • Non-profit organizations

*Suggested majors are only examples of a few degrees that may align with your pre-professional program interests. Speak with an advisor to decide on the best major to meet course requirements for your program and professional school.