Majors in Preprofessional Programs

  • dentistry

    Expansive Growth in Health Fields Equals Lucrative Opportunities

    As a natural sciences graduate, you will be prepared to help a growing and aging populace with health issues. U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics make clear that our nation will continue to need more skilled health practitioners in years to come. By committing to one of seven IUP tracks you are assured of many opportunities for personal growth and meaningful community service.

    BS in Natural Science

    • Use this track to prepare for post-graduate audiology, physician assistant, and occupational therapy professional school programs.
    • Build a foundation in natural science for broader career choices. Focus on high-technology or health-oriented businesses.
    • See the world around you through the prism of various scientific disciplines. You’ll learn in the classroom and the lab, building your knowledge of key principles.

    BS in Natural Science Pre-Chiropractic

    • Take advantage of the accelerated three-year programs available at New York Chiropractic College, Logan Chiropractic College, Sherman Chiropractic College, and Parker Chiropractic.
    • Master a block of classes in biology, chemistry, and physics, as well the humanities and social sciences.
    • Growth expectations for chiropractors are 15 percent in the 10-year period ending in 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    BS in Natural Science Pre-Dentistry

    • Take advantage of the accelerated three-year program available at Temple University School of Dentistry.
    • Schools of Dentistry typically require one year of English and introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and appropriate courses in mathematics.
    • Growth expectations for dentists are 16 percent in the 10-year period ending in 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    BS in Natural Science Pre-Optometry

    • Take advantage of the accelerated three-year program available at Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
    • Other options are available if you prefer to finish your bachelor’s degree in four years.
    • Enter a growing field: employment for optometrists is expected to increase about 24 percent in the 10-year period ending in 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    BS in Natural Science Pre-Pharmacy

    • Take advantage of the accelerated three-year program available at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy or Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy.
    • Broad studies in biology, chemistry, and physics give you the academic foundation you’ll need.
    • Prepare for pursuit of a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree; employment in this field is expected to increase by 14 percent in the 10-year period ending in 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    BS in Natural Science Pre-Physical Therapy

    • Change lives by assisting senior citizens, children with disabilities, and injured athletes.
    • Take advantage of the accelerated three-year program available with Gannon University Physical Therapy Program.
    • Much faster than average job growth for physical therapists: Employment is expected to increase by 36 percent during the 10-year period ending in 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    BS in Natural Science Pre-Podiatry

    • Take advantage of the accelerated three-year program available at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.
    • Rewards beyond excellent income include assisting adults and children with chronic pain, foot disorders, and disabilities.
    • Faster than average job growth for podiatrists; employment is expected to increase by 23 percent during the 10-year period ending in 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.