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An IUPUI School of Science Biology graduate and current medical student, Sarah Flores, stands downtown in front of the Indianapolis skyline.

An IUPUI School of Science Biology graduate and current medical student, Sarah Flores, stands downtown in front of the Indianapolis skyline.

Professional School Preparation

Like most universities, IUPUI does not offer pre-professional majors (i.e. medical or dental school). Pre-requisites for most professional programs often favor STEM (science, math, engineering and technology) majors and some of the highest acceptance rates for law school are STEM majors.

Below, you can review pre-professional tracks science students take for each pre-professional program. Learn more about pre-professional school resources, prerequisite course information, and get pre-professional advising from PREPs to prepare for med, dental, vet, pharmacy school and more.

Pre-Professional Advising

Interested in pursuing a professional health or law career? PREPs is committed to helping students and alumni successfully navigate the application process.

  • Focused advising on the courses and experience necessary for professional school admission
  • Guidance and information about opportunities that will help you stand out; including research, internships, and volunteer work.
  • Help understanding and preparing for the application and interview process.

Steps for preparing for pre-professional programs

  1. Learn about the admissions information for each professional program.
  2. Know what classes to take to prepare for professional school. See the prerequisite course information for each professional track.
  3. Prepare to apply to professional school:
  4. From the PCAT, MCAT AND GRE, learn what pre-professional school exams you need to take, when you need to take it and how much it costs.
  5. Network with others in the profession you're interested in.
  6. Complete the School of Science pre-professional information form, so PREPs can assist you on your pre-professional journey.
See Science Pre-Professional Programs

Pre-professional programs

  • Pre-Dentistry


    The IU Dental School is the only dental school in Indiana - and it's right on IUPUI's campus. Pre-dentistry students in the School of Science at IUPUI have access to research and internships opportunities IU Dental School as well as the IU Medical School as they navigate throughout the program.

  • Pre-Law


    Science students seeking professional careers in law are exposed to opportunities that no other school in the state of Indiana can offer.

  • Pre-Optometry


    Science students seeking professional careers in optometry are exposed to opportunities that no other school in the state of Indiana can offer. Through comprehensive coursework, hands-on experience in the classroom and labs, one-on-one guidance from professors, and research and leadership opportunities in the School, five surrounding hospitals, the IU School of Medicine and the IU School of Dentistry, graduates of the School of Science are well prepared for optometry school and beyond!