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School of Sciences
Four years of studying biology at IU Kokomo was just what I needed to set me up to be successful in medical school. A degree from IU Kokomo provided me with the credentials I needed for medical school, but it also provided me with knowledge and skills that will help me to be a better doctor.
Tom Etter, Flora
B.S. Biology ’12, Class of 2016 Indiana University School of Medicine

In the School of Sciences, we offer students small class sizes 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. For example, three IU Kokomo graduates started in medical school in 2016 and one started at the IU School of Dentistry. Another graduate began in a Ph.D. program in biochemistry in 2016. Our graduates also work for a variety of businesses in scientific fields and in information systems.


  • Biochemistry (B.S.)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (B.A. • B.S.)
    Tracks in: Earth and Sustainability Sciences (B.S.)
  • Biology  (B.A. • B.S.)
  • Chemical Biology (B.S.)
  • Chemistry (B.A. • B.S.)
  • General Studies (B.G.S.)
  • Informatics (B.S.)
  • Mathematics (B.A. • B.S.)

Pre-Professional Programs

A bachelor’s degree in one of the following may be required for the pre-professional programs above: Biochemistry, Biological and Physical Sciences, or Biology.

Areas of Practice

  • Agriculture • Research • Pharmaceutical • Medicine • Teacher • Lab Technician • Consultant • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep • Researcher • Biologist • Molecular Biologist • Microbiologist • Quality Control Analyst • Field Biologist • Zoologist • Chemist • Food Chemist • Petroleum Chemist • Biochemist • Medical Technologist • Renewable Energy Technician/Specialist
  • Conservation Officer • Environmental Specialist • Geologist • Software Developer • Web Developer • Database Designer • Systems Analyst • Interface Designer • Usability Analyst • IT Consultant • Bioinformaticist • Technical Writer • Information Architect • Quality Assurance Analyst • Systems Administrator • Solutions Sales Specialist • Engineering • Statistics

Types of Employers

  • Chemical Companies • Analytical Labs • K-12 Schools • Universities • Environmental Testing • Water and Wastewater Treatment • Forensics • Agro-business • Food Business • Zoos • Nuclear Power • Biochemical • Mineralogy • Foods and Nutrition • Petroleum Industry • Research • Hospitals • Clinics • Laboratories • Environmental Firms
  • State, County, and Federal Agencies • Energy Businesses • Recycling Industry • Environmental Consultants • IT Industry • Healthcare-IT • Government • Academia • Private Corporations • Non-profit Organizations • Publicly Traded Corporations • Insurance Companies • Financial Firms and Banks • Telecommunication • Pharmaceutical and Health Industry

the foundation you need to succeed

Tramone Howard
Freshman Tramone Howard tutors children of all ages four days each week at Kokomo’s Carver Community Center, through the campus work-study program. It’s a job she find immensely satisfying.
Martin Alvarado
The clinical laboratory science program draws nearly 50 applications from all over the country each year, with room to admit 12. The fall 2014 incoming class will include five students from IU Kokomo.
Anthony Willman
On a slightly overcast day, Willman and his classmates in an energy and green chemistry class set up a Fresnel lens in front of Hunt Hall on the Indiana University Kokomo campus, experimenting with the ability of the solar heat concentrator to produce energy.
Nida Zia
Zia, who earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University Kokomo, has combined her academics and extensive volunteer service to help her gain experience working in the medical field.
Last updated: 11/08/2016