Interested in a career in law?
At the School of Science at IUPUI, students seeking professional careers in law are exposed to opportunities that no other school in the state of Indiana can offer.
The growth of life-health science and technology innovations has resulted in a growing need for lawyers who understand the technological intricacies of these products and services, as well as the legal issues that can arise from their development, commercialization, and use.
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, IU School of Dentistry and IU McKinney School of Law, graduates of the School of Science are well prepared for law school and beyond!
The School of Science does not offer a pre-law major because law schools do not require students to complete specific majors. However, many majors in the School of Science at IUPUI provide students with excellent undergraduate preparation for law school.
What will you learn?
Why choose science as a major?
There are many benefits to selecting a science major, including:
- Many of the majors with the highest acceptance rates for law school are in science, including physics, biology, computer science, and psychology.
- In recent years, there has been a notable shift, as law schools increasingly recruit applicants with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
- The study of science trains your brain to rigorously appraise data and draw conclusions based on that data, a valuable skill in the pursuit of a law career.
Many science undergraduate degrees are marketable to future employers even if the student chooses not to pursue professional schooling.
What will you do?
While fulfilling curriculum requirements for law school admission, students can create their own undergraduate path to a successful career in law.