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All health profession programs expect applicants to have a strong background in the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the life sciences. However, schools are interested in broadly educated applicants, so select courses in the humanities, arts and social sciences alongside your prerequisites.

There is no "prehealth" major or minor at Smith College. You may major in any area of study, so pick something that you love! When you graduate and look back on your four years of college, your transcript should reflect academic strength, and you should be able to speak with excitement and passion about your studies.

When you arrive at Smith, you are assigned a liberal arts adviser (LAA): a member of the faculty who will help you plan your academic pathway. While all LAAs are provided with basic information about prehealth course requirements, you will need to seek advice from a member of the Board of Prehealth Advisers for specific questions.