Pre-health Professions


Pre-health professions

When considering a health field, Microbiology is excellent preparation for further schooling in a variety of health professions. Whether you are interested in human medicine, vet school, dentistry, pharmacy or medical lab science, a degree in Microbiology can help you get there.

Coursework at ISU includes:

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Required courses in chemistry, physics, biology, and math which meets the science based prerequisites for admission to your professional school as well as preparation for MCAT.
  • Optional courses include: Phage Discovery Lab, Insects and Our Health, Medical Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Global Health, Gut Microbiome

Visit the following links to see how the coursework in Microbiology meets the requirements for admission into:

Medical School requirements at the University of Iowa                                             Veterinary School requirements at ISU

Medical Lab Science requirements                                                                            Pharmacy requirements at Drake

Physician Assistant requirements at DMU

Here are just a few links that may help you make decisions for your future plans in a health career.

University of Iowa Medical School                                                                             ISU Vet School

Medical Lab Science at Mercy                                                                                   ISU Biomedical Science Master's Program

Mayo Clinic Medical Lab Science  Program

Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center                                                 Drake University Pharmacy School