How do college "schools" work?Answered
I know that different colleges have different "schools." Do I have to pick a particular one for undergraduates, or is that only for graduate students? And If so, which is best for students who want to go to med school as a graduate.
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It depends on the school! Some smaller schools don't have smaller "colleges" inside the university, but a lot of bigger colleges do. A lot of schools have a arts and sciences school, which is where you will probably find your major. However, you would have to look at the specific college to find the major and which college it is in. Hope this helps!
Each college can vary, but to make things easy I'll be using Cornell University as an example. Cornell is the overarching University, and under the University "umbrella" there are different "schools", or colleges. For example, there is the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Human Ecology, etc. Each of these houses specific majors, programs, and classes. The Engineering school wouldn't teach a French class, and Arts and Sciences wouldn't teach a beginner engineering class. The major you decide will fit into one of these colleges, and it varies from University to University. Several majors would work for those on a pre-med track, like Biology or Biochemistry, and some schools may offer a major specifically tailored to a pre-med track. The best thing to do is find the school, see what majors they offer, and what their pre-med track is like. I hope this helped!
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