Academics

Learn. Investigate. Create. Innovate. Discover. Lead.

What is the academic experience like at IUPUI? It’s whatever you make it.

Here you’ll learn from—and work side by side with—renowned faculty who are experts in their fields. You’ll take what you learn in the classroom and use it to solve real-world problems in our community. You’ll get hands-on experience that will give you a head start on your career. And you’ll do it all on an ever-evolving urban campus in the heart of the nation’s fifteenth-largest city.

What do you want to do with your life?

Want to study biomedical engineering? We’ve got a program for that. Planning a career in international finance? We’ve got a program for that, too. In fact, IUPUI offers more than 350 academic programs from Indiana University and Purdue University.

You can combine majors, minors, and certificates to customize a program of study that fits your interests and goals. And if we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, you can create your own interdisciplinary major.

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255+Indiana University academic programs

95+Purdue University academic programs

18degree-granting schools

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Academic resources and support services

Whether you need help with your calculus homework or want to polish your public speaking skills, you can take advantage of a variety of academic resources and support services at places like the Bepko Learning Center, the Math Assistance Center, and the Speaker’s Lab.

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Student support programs

Student support programs such as the 21st Century Scholars Success Program, the Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program, and the Nina Scholars Program are designed to give you the resources and support you need to succeed at IUPUI.

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Roll up your sleeves

At IUPUI, your academic experience goes far beyond the walls of the classroom. Through the campuswide RISE initiative, you’ll apply your classroom learning to real-world settings by participating in four types of experiences:

  • Research opportunities: conducting research or creative work under faculty mentorship
  • International experiences: travel and learning outside the United States
  • Service-learning experiences: participation in an organized service activity that meets community needs
  • Experiential learning: community-based professional practice activities such as internships

After you have completed at least two of the four RISE experiences, your status as a RISE Scholar is noted on your IUPUI transcript—something that will give you a leg up with future employers.

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Ashe West

IUPUI has made me a global citizen. It’s helped me see the world differently.

Spanish education major Ashé West studied in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

A place to unleash your potential

If you want to be part of a tight-knit community of academically focused scholars, then IUPUI’s Honors College is for you. As an Honors Scholar, you’ll benefit from:

  • Smaller, more challenging classes
  • One-on-one Honors advising
  • Honors housing
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Peer mentoring
  • Honors student organizations
  • Honors scholarships
  • A study abroad stipend
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Prepare for whatever comes next

Maybe you’ve had your path planned out since you were in kindergarten, or maybe you’re just beginning to consider your options. No matter where you are in the career development process, you can take advantage of personalized services that will prepare you for a successful, rewarding career.

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More than Indianapolis

IUPUI is more than our location in Indianapolis. Learn more about our regional centers in Columbus and Fort Wayne.
IU Fort Wayne

IU Fort Wayne is preparing the next generation of health sciences professionals in Northeast Indiana with academic programs in dentistry, nursing, medicine, medical imaging, and social work.

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IUPUC

With 11 undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees, IUPUC students benefit from resources and academic rigor of two Big Ten schools on an intimate campus that is close to home in southern Indiana.

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