Pre-med student in School of Science, IUPUI“While at IUPUI, I worked at the IU School of Medicine in the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and was a Life Health Sciences intern at the Bowen Research Center in the IU Department of Family Medicine. I had the chance to learn alongside epidemiologists and graduate students in public health and also to shadow family practice physicians working in downtown Indianapolis.” ~Rachel Rehlander

At the School of Science at IUPUI, students seeking professional careers in medicine 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 medical school and beyond!

Research, internship and leadership opportunities

One of the biggest benefits to studying science at IUPUI is the accessibility of our world-class professors, and the ability to participate in research and internships.

The School of Science at IUPUI offers various programs for students to become involved with both research 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.

Learn more:  Internship Opportunities | Research Opportunities


Graduate Certificate in Public Health

The Fairbanks School of Public Health Graduate Certificate is a 15-credit-hour program of study through the Fairbanks School of Public Heath. All public health courses require authorization before registering. Please call 317-278-0337 to obtain authorization. Students who have been awarded a Graduate Certificate in Public Health have two years to apply their credits toward the MPH degree.

The 15 credit Graduate Certificate in Public Health consists of coursework in the five core areas of public health.

  • E517: Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3cr)
  • A519: Environmental Science in Public Health (3cr)
  • S500: Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3cr)
  • H501: U.S. Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3cr)
  • B551: Biostatistics for Public Health I (3cr)