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Path to Med School & Law School

Your path to med school or law school is through Arts and Science. Have a listen...

Path to Medical School

Your Path to Med School can be through any science

Tips for choosing your path

  1. Choose courses that interest you (you’ll tend to do better!)
  2. Keep your marks as high as you can but realize it’s only one year.
  3. Research the schools and their admission requirements/histories (each school has different requirements), for Queen's is mostly about grades and less about discipline.

FAQ's about your path to med school

  1. Do I need to take certain majors (such as life sciences) if I want to study medicine later? The quick answer is NO. The majority of medical schools accept ANY science major as an excellent base for further studies in medicine. Furthermore, students do best when they choose the major that interests them the most.
  2. Really - any Science degree prepares you for a medical career? Yes. As long as you choose your courses wisely, any of our programs can thoroughly prepare you for applying to medical school — and for any other academic opportunities you decide later on. Any undergraduate science degree in any discipline can serve as a stepping stone to a medical career.
  3. What are medical schools looking for? Med schools are interested in diverse applicants with diverse backgrounds.

See full tips on preparing for med school from career services.

Path to Law School

Your Path to Law School can be through any science

Some law schools require only two years of university study while others prefer an undergraduate degree. Generally, you should select courses or a degree in which you have a strong interest and include courses that will enhance and develop your skills in critical analysis, logical reasoning, written and oral communication.

FAQ's about your path to law school

  1. What undergraduate program should I study to prepare for law school? There are no prescribed "pre-law programs" or program pre-requisites.  Students at law school have completed undergraduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines including political science, sciences, philosophy, language studies and literature, economics, biology, sociology, music, fine art and international relations to name just a few.
  2. Where can I find a list of specific courses required to apply to Law School? Admission requirements to Law programs vary from university to university. It is your responsibility to ensure courses or degrees taken will be accepted at the university you want to attend. You can view lists for Canadian or American Law Schools.

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