The Health and Life Science Advising Center provides you with degree requirements and information for entrance into degree programs at IUPUI. The degree information helps you explore major fields of interest and understand the requirements and standards IUPUI schools maintain. Successfully choosing a major and planning for a career is a step-by-step process. The Health and Life Science Advising Center is here to support you throughout the process. We offer the encouragement and resources you need to create an academic plan that prepares you for career success.
Health and life science degree programs
School of Health and Human Sciences
School of Dentistry
School of Medicine Health Professions Program
Fairbanks School of Public Health
School of Nursing
School of Liberal Arts
There are dozens of majors that will help you reach your goal of working in the health care world. While the Health and Life Sciences Advising Center does not advise for the majors below, we thought we would list them so you can get a sense of what else is out there! Click on the links to discover more about these majors.
Forensic and Investigative Sciences
Health Information Management
Healthcare Engineering Technology Management
"Pre-professional" is a term used for students who intend to enter a professional school (e.g., medical school, dental school, physical therapy school) after graduating with a bachelor’s degree.
As long as you’ve completed the required prerequisite courses for your intended field of study, you can choose any undergraduate major you would like. The most important thing is to choose a major that you love and that you will excel at; this will not only ensure a better GPA for you but also it will allow you to speak about your experiences with passion and enthusiasm and to stand out from the crowd—all crucial elements when applying to professional schools.
- Biology BA/BS
- Biomedical Informatics
- Clinical Laboratory Science*
- Environmental Science
- Exercise Science*
- Health Sciences*
- Medical Humanities and Health Studies*
*Majors advised by the Health and Life Sciences Advising Center
- Africana Studies
- American Sign Language
- Art History
- Communication Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Global and International Studies
- Law in Liberal Arts
- Organizational Leadership
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- Social Work