Microbiology major for pre-med??? I just have a quick question for you guys. I have recently been accepted to the University of Iowa and I picked to major in Microbiology. Would this be a good major for someone who is considering going to med school? Are there any pros and cons? Thanks for any replies! Here is the coursework if you are interested: Microbiology Major Course Requirements (taken from uiowa.edu) Biological Sciences: Principles of Biology I and II (2:10 and 2:11) Biochemistry: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I and II (99:120 and 99:130) Chemistry: Principles of Chemistry I and II (4:11, 4:12) Organic Chemistry I and II (4:121, 4:122) and Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4:141) Physics: College Physics I and II (29:11 and 29:12) Mathematics: One semester of college Calculus. Micro majors may choose from: 22M:16, 22M:21, 22M:25 or 22M:31. Note: 22M:16 is a 1-semester calculus course. 22M:21, 22M:25 and 22M:31 are each the first semester part of one year calculus courses. Microbiology: A total of 21 semester hours (General Microbiology (61:157) for 5 semester hours and Advanced Courses* for 16 semester hours. * Most advanced microbiology courses are open only to students who have obtained a grade of C or higher in General Microbiology (61:157).