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Natural Science and Math Preprofessional Programs

The program leading to the B.S. degree with a major in Natural Science is designed to prepare students for admission to professional schools—chiropractic, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, and podiatry. Another separate track prepares students for further study in engineering.

The B.S. degree with a major in Natural Science will be earned by students who transfer to professional schools which have an articulation agreement with IUP. In some cases, students interested in obtaining a four-year baccalaureate degree before entering a medical or professional school should enroll in a program leading to a B.A. or B.S. degree in the departments of Biology or Chemistry.

Students considering a professional career in a high-technology business or health-oriented businesses or industries may wish to obtain a foundation in the Natural Sciences while using their free electives to pursue additional work in areas such as molecular biology, biochemistry, psychology, economics, pre-law, or athletic training.

The B.S. degree with a major in Natural Science may not be used for a second major or a second degree by majors in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Information about the preprofessional programs

  • Biology Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 114
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-2352
  • Fax: 724-357-5524
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.