Medical Technology Program within the Biology Degree

The Medical Technology program at Iowa Wesleyan University prepares students to learn through field experiences, internships, service-learning, study abroad opportunities, and more.  You’ll take what you learn in the classroom and be able to apply it in the real world.

Iowa Wesleyan and St. Luke’s Hospital: Students who are interested in medical technology/medical laboratory science will complete courses at Iowa Wesleyan and at an approved medical technology school. At Iowa Wesleyan, students take courses in biology and chemistry, along with support and elective courses approved by the coordinator of the biology program. Through an affiliation agreement Iowa Wesleyan has with the Medical Laboratory Science Program of St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, students will pay St. Luke’s Hospital for their final year of study. The student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Iowa Wesleyan University. After graduation and certification, the student may elect to take the national examination and become a registered medical technologist (ASCP) or medical laboratory scientist (NAACLS).

Students seeking a Medical Technology 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 Technology 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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