Overview

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In the School of Sciences, we offer students small class sizes, especially at 300- to 400-level, and research opportunities with faculty. Our programs prepare students for the path they want to take, whether it's a career right after college or entrance into a graduate or a professional school. Our graduates work for a variety of businesses in scientific fields and in information systems.

Are you looking for a great pre-med program that offers small class sizes and the opportunity to interact directly with faculty and other students? At IU Kokomo, several programs in our School will prepare you for the medical training path you want to take, whether it’s a career right after college or entrance into a professional school. Graduates of our biology/biochemistry/chemistry degrees can enter professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or they can continue to graduate programs in biology, chemistry, informatics, and mathematics.

The Bachelor of Arts in biological and physical sciences degree gives you the vehicle for pursuing admission in the master of occupational therapy or doctor of physical therapy programs, which both require a bachelor’s degree.

Your education at IU Kokomo will be more than just completing coursework, giving you any number of opportunities to conduct independent undergraduate research with faculty either through the Undergraduate Research Summer Institute or by funding from grants held by faculty. You will also be able to have hands-on experience with sophisticated research equipment, such as gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, high pressure liquid chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy, to name a few.

Mission

The mission of the School of Sciences is to provide students with the undergraduate academic, research, and experiential background that will enable them to pursue meaningful careers in science-, mathematics-, and informatics-related fields or to meet general education or program requirements in their major. The purposeful combination of theoretical and practical educational experiences, coupled with the flexibility of the available degrees will enable students to prepare for a wide variety of graduate programs, professional schools, secondary school teaching careers, and/or entry into the workplace. Students graduating from the School of Sciences will be lifelong learners and able to make positive contributions in a world where quantitative and scientific literacy, sustainability, and environmental quality are being challenged.

Pre-Professional Programs!

Are you looking for a great pre-med program that offers small class sizes and the opportunity to interact directly with faculty and other students? At IU Kokomo, several programs in our Science, Mathematics, and Informatics Department will prepare you for the medical training path you want to take, whether it’s a career right after college or entrance into a professional school. Graduates of our biology/biochemistry/chemistry degrees can enter professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or they can continue to graduate programs in biology, chemistry, informatics, and mathematics.

The Bachelor of Arts or Science in biological and physical sciences (BIPH) degree gives you the vehicle for pursuing admission in the master of occupational therapy or doctor of physical therapy programs, which both require a bachelor’s degree.

Marketable Degrees!

We offer degrees in informatics (applied computing) and mathematics, which will prepare well you for the challenges of the 21st century. These graduates are all in high demand. Several minors are also available to provide you with additional experience.

Educational and Extracurricular Opportunities!

Your education at IU Kokomo will be more than just completing coursework, giving you any number of opportunities to conduct independent undergraduate research with faculty either through the Undergraduate Research Summer Institute or by funding from grants held by faculty. You will also be able to have hands-on experience with sophisticated research equipment, such as gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, high pressure liquid chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy, to name a few. Our Science Pre-Professional Student Club is very active and will provide leadership and service activities.