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David D. Grove
Professor of Chemistry

Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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American Studies

Advice for Pre-Medical Students

With proper planning and high achievement, a student can gain acceptance into medical school with any Eckerd College major.  However, there are at least four good reasons for Eckerd pre-medical students to major in chemistry or biochemistry.

  1. Roughly 100% of Eckerd's chemistry and biochemistry majors who apply to medical school are accepted.
  2. Exactly 100% of the science and math courses most commonly required for medical school admission also count for the Eckerd chemistry and biochemistry degree requirements. -  With a chemistry or biochemistry major you'll take courses which count for both medical school and Eckerd graduation.
  3. Should your interests in medicine change, you'll have a degree with enough depth for a good job or admission to an excellent graduate program.
  4. Chemistry and biochemistry majors are the only Eckerd students who are exempted from senior comprehensive exams, provided the chemistry seminar course is successfully completed.
Aimee McLean

Chemistry at Eckerd

The Chemistry Department at Eckerd College offers Bachelor's degrees in chemistry, including a chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). We are one of only two Florida colleges where a student can earn an ACS-certified biochemistry degree. Our students have gone on to careers in fields such as forensics, atmospheric chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as DNA structural research, cosmetic chemistry, and medicine. We've even graduated a professional baseball player and a college president!

The James Center

Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

Equipped with the latest in eco-conscious innovations, educational technology and scientific instrumentation, the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences will advance our efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the sciences, and will quickly become the hub of the Natural Sciences at Eckerd College. Discover the James Center.