It's a simple formula: You + Science + Indianapolis = Success. No matter which of our nine areas of study you decide to pursue, you're going to learn from leaders in their fields, be part of a small family of like-minded students, and learn in the heart of a city where you'll find opportunity (and entertainment) around every corner.
Become a Science Jag by sending us your application for admission. Not only will we waive your $65 application fee when you use the code INNOV8, but when you apply by February 15th, you'll also automatically be considered for an admission-based scholarship program.
Note: This fee waiver code is only available when using our Apply IU application, and will not work on the Common Application.
Nine dynamic areas of study to kickstart your future
Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life through the observation of structure, function, reproduction, growth, origin, evolution, and behavior of living organisms and their relation to their natural environment.
Chemistry is the study of the basic structural units of matter—what things are made of, what their properties are, and how they act and interact. Chemical biology applies logic and methods from chemistry to the study of complex and challenging questions in biology.
The science of computing is investigated from complex mathematical algorithms and through mnemonic code, translated to binary base, and realized in real-world applications ranging from biological and life sciences to software development—involving every aspect of life from homeland security to archiving cultural heritage.
Earth sciences encompass the study of earth material, water, and the atmosphere, as well as the relationships and interactions among minerals, water, air, and the biosphere through time. As a student here, you’ll learn about the importance, application, and relevance of earth sciences in modern society.
Forensics combines the best of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, along with criminal justice and law, enabling you to solve crimes and settle civil disputes. People who work in forensic science solve scientific puzzles, testify as experts in court, and even sometimes help collect evidence at crime scenes.
Mathematics is one of the oldest and most fundamental sciences. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, physics, and business problems.
Neuroscience is a rapidly advancing field that addresses the structure and function of the nervous system, focusing on the intersection between the brain and behavior. Neuroscientists routinely draw on the fields of psychology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and computer science in their work.
Physics is the study of matter and energy, from the smallest scale, as in the study of elementary particles, to the largest, as in the study of the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies. In this sense, physics is the science that underlies all other sciences. Developments in basic physics drive technology, and technology helps physicists discover nature’s secrets.
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. The goals of psychology are to describe, explain, predict, and change behavior (observable actions) and mental processes (thoughts, feelings, memories, and beliefs). IUPUI psychology specialties include addictions neuroscience, health psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, severe mental illness, and stereotyping and prejudice.
3.8Average GPA of a directly admitted science student
$11 millionin research funding granted in 2021-22
Hear why they are here
Science Jags leave their mark where ever they land, making a difference in our local, national, or global community. In fact, 87% of our Class of 2021 were employed or started on their next level of education within six months of graduating.
But regardless of where they end up, they all have something in common: a world class education in the heart of Indianapolis. Check out some of these stories from current students about their experience as Jaguars.
Connor, a freshman studying biology. Learn about his experience in the first-year science apprenticeship program.
Marissa, a double-major in biology and forensic and investigative sciences. Learn how the Honors College is helping her with her studies and pay for her schooling.
We have a bold new vision for the future of science in Indianapolis
This bold new vision allows us to transform our campus into the state’s next-generation urban research university. We will enhance our academic programs, advance our science and research capabilities, and expand funding opportunities for groundbreaking ventures. Learn more with us as we continue to evolve, and be sure to check out our frequently asked questions.
Questions? We're here to help
Have questions or need help? Chloe Broeker is here to help you ignite your future In science.
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