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School of Sciences
I've always loved science. I like the idea of being part of discovering new things. The professors at IU Kokomo are very invested in their students. I could never have done it without them. I talk to many of them daily about my future.
Kortany Baker
B.S. '16, Biochemistry

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.)
  • Computer Science (B.S.)
  • General Studies (B.G.S.)
  • Informatics (B.S.)
  • Informatics Online (B.S.)
  • Mathematics (B.A. • B.S.)

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.

Assessment information for our undergraduate degrees is available from our Assessment landing page. Note, joint online degrees report assessment separately.

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

A Lifetime of Success

Senior conducts sustainability camp
When most people think of an endangered species, they think of animals that live on the other side of the world, like tigers or pandas. They don’t realize there are animals native to their own back yards – such as the barn owl, freshwater mussel or the Indiana bat — that also are in danger of dying out. “These animals are often overlooked in favor of more exotic endangered species,” said Tabitha Pelgen, an Indiana University Kokomo senior.
Geysers, mountains, and wildlife highlight trip
Does just talking about learning give you goosebumps? Jenni Weideman is walking along a path at Yellowstone National Park. She has just hiked a trail alongside the park’s spectacular gorge and gazed down at the magnificent waterfall. She has loved geology since she was a child, but it was taking a class at IU Kokomo that made her want to study it formally. She has begun pursuing a minor in sustainability studies, and now she’s taking an immersive class that includes a field experience at America’s oldest national park.
Students practice ethical hacking
To be one of the good guys in the cyber security world, you have to think like the bad guys — but one step faster. Eight students in an Indiana University Kokomo informatics class practiced their skills in cryptography, hacking, and wireless access exploitation, in the National Cyber League (NCL) competition. The competition is a defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style program, showcasing students’ skills against cybersecurity challenges they will likely face in the workforce.
Research experience leads to dental school
When your dental school application includes hands-on research with a professor, as well as publication credit, you stand out from the crowd. For Mary Elmasry, her experience studying photoelectric chemistry with Kasem Kasem, Indiana University Kokomo professor of chemistry, helped her achieve her dream of acceptance to the IU School of Dentistry.
Last updated: 09/10/2018