Pre-pharmacy School of Science, IUPUIAs they learn the science of chemistry students are actually synthesizing molecules that may someday be tested in human clinical trials as potential drug treatments or cures for such devastating diseases as malaria and tuberculosis. Learn more about the D3 Program

At the School of Science at IUPUI, students seeking professional careers in pharmacy 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, internship and leadership opportunities in the School, five surrounding hospitals, the IU School of Medicine, graduates of the School of Science are well prepared for pharmacy school and beyond!

Located in the heart of Indianapolis, IUPUI's campus provides access to major pharmacy companies around the city including Eli Lilly.


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. For more information on the Life Health Sciences Internship and other opportunities for students in the School of Science at IUPUI, please click here.

Additionally, the School of Science puts science majors and pre-pharmacy students in positions to succeed as leaders in programs such as the Distributed Drug Discovery (D3) program. Science majors in D3 identify, synthesize and test molecules that have not previously been considered for use as drugs to treat diseases. Results of this program have the potential to solve real-world challenges.