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Bachelor's in Pre-Health Care Science

With the B.S. in Pre-Health Care Science at Indiana Wesleyan University, you can prepare for several career paths, whether you want to work in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, or other common careers providing healthcare to patient populations. This program is not a major, but more of a guided exploratory program where students can work with faculty to track their progress and pursue the right specialization for their career trajectory. This rigorous program helps students become among the most prepared graduates in their field of study. If you feel a calling to work in a health profession, take a moment to discover everything this program has to offer.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Pre-Health Care Science at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your health science degree at IWU. We offer all students a comprehensive system of student services, including tutoring, tech support, and full-time chaplains. In this campus-based program, you will benefit from faculty who provide 1:1 support to help ensure your success. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this B.S. Pre-Health Care Science Program?

The bachelor’s in Pre-Health Care Science program at IWU is designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge base on which they can build in their specialization courses. Students can choose from several in-demand career pre-health care specializations, including chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, and more. 

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Pre-Health Care Science Program

Coursework for this health science degree program helps students:

  • Gain a strong foundation of broad knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics
  • Prepare for a career in healthcare delivery through a specialization that aligns with their career goals
  • Integrate biblical perspectives into a career in healthcare

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Chiropractor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Dentist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Public Health Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Athletic Trainer
  • And more!

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
Because high academic achievement is required for admission to health professional schools, the Divisions of Health and Human Performance plus Natural Sciences have developed minimum criteria for the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) Program designation on IWU degree audits and diplomas. Upon completion of the freshman year, students interested in maintaining the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) Program designation must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, complete a prescribed essay, and interview with the Pre-Professional Committee. The essay and interview are administered as part of the PMD-110 course (Preparing the Christian Health Professional, completed by the student in the spring of his or her freshman year). Students whose cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 are encouraged to investigate, with the help of their academic advisor, alternative career paths. If the student does not eventually achieve the minimum cumulative GPA, the Residential Academic Services Office will drop the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) designation from the degree audit and diploma on graduation. Transfer students wishing to have the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) Program designation on their degree audit and diploma will need to demonstrate that they meet the GPA requirements in core courses and overall completed courses based on applicable classes at previous accredited institutions. All subsequent decisions as to retention in the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) Program will be based on IWU courses only. These students should enroll in PMD-110 at their earliest opportunity. 
  • Completion of 62 semester hours (some majors may have additional hours to meet the requirement).
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of at least 24 semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.0 or higher; major requirements as prescribed by each department must be met.
  • Completion of general education requirements. If a student chooses to have multiple majors, the degree designation is based upon the first major.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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