There's a common misperception that students who want to go to medical school need to major in the sciences -- or that students who want to go into business, or get a MBA, need to major in business. Both assumptions are wrong. In fact, a humanities major makes applicants to medical school more attractive to admissions committees. History majors have a higher acceptance rate into medical school than biology majors! For more on the relationship between history and the humanities to medical and professional school admissions, look here.