Pre-Dental @ IUPUI

Pre-Dental student in IU School of Dentistry“Having a dental school and medical school on campus really drew me to IUPUI. I didn’t know if I would be able to take advantage of them or not.  I’ve learned from personal experience and heard from other students that dental and medical school faculty appreciate School of Science students and provide really great mentorship.” ~Kathryn Delacruz

Of the 143 Indiana residents accepted into IU School of Dentistry Class of 2019, 36 came from IUPUI -- more than from any other campus in the state!

At the School of Science at IUPUI, students seeking professional careers in dentistry 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, graduates of the School of Science are well prepared for dental school and beyond!

In fact, 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. 


The School of Science at IUPUI offers various programs for students to become involved with research, internship and other leadership opportunities throughout their undergraduate experience.

One of those programs is the Life Health Sciences Internship. This one-year program through IU Med School provides students the opportunity to participate in both clinical and scientific research opportunities throughout IUPUI's campus and the surrounding hospitals and labs. For more information on the Life Health Sciences Internship and other opportunities for students in the School of Science at IUPUI, please click here.