Medical Sciences Program within the Biology Degree

A Medical Sciences program with a chemistry track at Iowa Wesleyan University is perfect for students planning a career in medicine. This provides students with the core knowledge in biological science along with coursework in chemistry, math, psychology, and sociology to prepare students for the Medical College Admission Test – MCAT. The Medical Sciences Program prepares students for careers in medicine and allied health professions. Students completing this concentration can pursue graduate degrees such as Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician Assistant, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Dental Surgery, or Doctor of Optometry.

Des Moines University has an Early Acceptance Program in place. Information on this program can be found at

Students seeking the Chemistry Concentration will earn a biology degree that provides a foundation in the study of living organisms — a field that offers a variety of options for graduates. Careers in biology often require research, communication, teamwork, time management, and computer skills. A biology major at Iowa Wesleyan combines scientific and research abilities with critical thinking and communication skills.

Medical Sciences Concentration Requirements:

Required Courses
Complete all of the following

  • BIO 241 & 242 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • BIO 379 Integrative Evolutionary Physiology
  • BIO 405 Methods in Molecular Biology
  • CHEM 355 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 356 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 386 Biochemistry
  • PHYS 210 General Physics I
  • PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
  • NUR 182 Foundations of Nursing Assisting OR NUR 200 Medical Terminology

Biology Requirements:

  • All concentrations are required to complete the core biology classes
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