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Pre-Health Programs

Simpson College can start you on the path toward a rewarding career in a number of healthcare fields

Biology Programs

Simpson College is the best place to prepare yourself for medical school. Experienced faculty collaborating from multiple disciplines across campus combine with rigorous coursework to provide a strong interdisciplinary foundation for success. 

Working with your academic advisor is very important when considering a pre-med program. Faculty from across campus will assist in your planning by identifying required and recommended coursework and sponsoring undergraduate research and internships. Once on this path, you will earn a Bachelor's degree with a major, or double-major, in biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, health & exercise science or health services leadership before moving on to medical school.  Recent Simpson grads have pursued medical degrees or MD/PhD’s at: University of Iowa, Des Moines University, AT Still University, Creighton, Georgetown, Northwestern, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, among others.  

Concentrating in the Biology and Chemistry departments. Knowledgeable professors will work beside you in the classroom and in the lab to prepare you to apply for top Pharm D programs.


Sport Science And Health Education Programs

Within the growing field of healthcare, careers as a physician assistant are expected to grow by 37% through 2026. Simpson knows how to put you on the path to reach your goal.

You will work closely with your advisor to insure you take all the necessary classes in the biology, chemistry and sports science departments to meet the prerequisites for admission into accredited PA programs.

A nursing degree that starts at Simpson College offers you the best of both worlds. You will benefit from the engaged faculty and all the opportunities a small, liberal arts school has to offer before moving on to Allen College of Nursing in Waterloo, Iowa to finish your degree.

With the 3+1 nursing program, in three years, you will complete a degree in Biology or Health & Exercise Science along with Simpson's general education requirements. Upon acceptance into Allen College  or Mercy College, you will then begin their 1-year  accelerated nursing program. When finished, you will received a Bachelor's degree from Simpson and a B.S.N. from Allen College or Mercy College.