Marymount Manhattan

Prep for Graduate School

First, it should be pointed out that most law schools do not require that you major in Pre-Law.

Law School

If you major in English, say, or history, you’ll still be on the right track. Crucial to a Pre-Law major are critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. After all, as a lawyer, your job will require drafting cogent arguments and solutions to problems, then communicating those arguments and solutions effectively to persuade and convince a judge or jury.

With a Pre-Law major, you’ll be taking courses dealing with crime, government, and international issues, but most of your study will consist of courses in the humanities and social sciences. Your education will give you perspectives on human nature, skills in oral and written communication, and the knowledge you’ll need to be a careful and creative thinker.​

A Pre-Law major will give you the opportunity to take courses in many different disciplines. Political science, anthropology, psychology, government, English, logic, philosophy, and history are only a few of the possibilities. You’ll be encouraged to take math and science courses as well. You’ll have to unravel quantitative mysteries as a lawyer, too. Your chances of being accepted into a good law school will be greatly improved if you can demonstrate knowledge in many areas. Knowledge of a foreign language will also give you an edge in our increasingly international culture.​
From: The Princeton Review

Medical School

The percentage of non-science majors accepted into medical school fits well with the assertion of the need for graduates to have a broad breadth of knowledge. Students with a strong background and success in the sciences need not necessarily major in the sciences to get accepted into medical school. The percentage of applicants accepted to medical school among non-science majors was 45.5 percent, only slightly lower than the percentage among science majors and interdisciplinary majors. Of the non-science majors, the field of anthropology was the field with the highest acceptance rate at 53.5 percent. History, English, economics, and philosophy were also well-represented among the non-science majors at a rate of 50 percent or better.
- From: “The Best Majors for Admission to Medical School”


Faces of MMC

  • Ruth Calhoun

    Class of 2005, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Ryan Lawlor

    Class of 2005, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Jessica Dragonetti

    Class of 2009, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Jay Lemire

    Class of 2007, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Annabelle Royer

    Class of 2013, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Louise Mattarelliano

    Class of 2008, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Mariely Moronta

    Class of 2010, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Cameron Kelsall

    Class of 2010, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Brianna Stimpson

    Class of 2012, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Cameron Cain

    Class of 2013, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Farah Minwalla

    Class of 2011, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Brittany Murphy

    Class of 2008, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Alex Dill

    Class of 2009, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Perry Mateson

    Class of 2007, Major in English and World Literatures

  • Jennifer Saavedra

    Class of 2006, Major in English and World Literatures