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The 2022-2023 requirements are not yet finalized and are subject to change so long as this notice is in place. While the information presented is generally reliable, you should confirm the information later this summer when requirements are finalized.
Department of Biology

Special B.S. for Premedical, Predental, and Preoptometry Students

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements BIOL-BS-SP

This special accelerated degree program is designed for students admitted to the Indiana University Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, or Optometry after three years at Indiana University Bloomington.


Students who have satisfactorily completed at least 90 credit hours in courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and all CASE requirements may apply 8 credit hours of their first-year professional courses toward their undergraduate major and 22 credit hours of their first-year professional courses as undergraduate elective credit.  All requirements for the B.S. in Biology must be completed.

Students who have been accepted to medical and dental schools other than Indiana University's must have special permission from the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to apply for this degree.

Students interested in this option should consult with a Biology academic advisor.