IUPUI - "Fulfilling the Promise"
IUPUI is Indiana’s premier urban campus, offering a blend of schools and programs from Indiana University and Purdue University, and tied to the third partner included in the campus’s name: the city of Indianapolis.
IUPUI has built a tradition of partnerships with the city’s business, financial, social, cultural, educational and legal communities, which gives the campus strong ties to Indianapolis and a unique ability to make a difference. Such relationships have helped IUPUI rank third among “up and coming” American universities that U.S. News and World Report says people should be watching.
Forbes Magazine ranked IUPUI the eighth-best public college in the Midwest, and highlighted the campus as the home of nationally ranked programs in such diverse fields as nursing, public and environmental affairs, law and health. IUPUI also has drawn acclaim for its longstanding commitment to service learning and civic engagement.
University College was established in 1997 as a gateway for entering undergraduate IUPUI students. New and transfer students are granted admission to University College (either full admission or dual admission with a degree-granting school). Students remain in University College until they have declared a major and meet the necessary conditions for transfer to a degree-granting school. University College provides many programs and services to ensure that students move into their majors as efficiently as possible, including academic advising, academic support programs, first-year seminars, career planning, peer mentoring, orientation, scholar support, and themed learning communities.
Fields of study or disciplines are housed in schools at IUPUI. School policies and procedures govern all the students within each school. Most fields of study are housed in departments within the schools, but in some schools they may be called by other names, such as divisions. The departments and schools themselves determine degree requirements and whether students are eligible to receive a degree. Students must be in a school and take a specific number of courses at IUPUI (residence requirements) to be eligible for a degree. A current list of degree programs appears online at www.iupui.edu/academic/schoolsdepts.htm.
Web pages in this bulletin cover each school at IUPUI. For each school, pages are dedicated to admission, overview, course listings, and undergraduate and graduate programs which contain specific degree requirements for all degrees offered by the school, policies and procedures, and current faculty. Special teacher certification and honors information is also included where relevant.
For Columbus-specific information relating to admission, registration, financial aid, scholarships, placement testing, academic advising, orientation, and student activities, see the IUPUC section in this bulletin.
Our Honors College offers a dynamic academic experience to high ability students seeking a unique experience in an urban research environment, and links students to world-class faculty engaged in cutting edge and translational research, creating a community of scholars which will make a difference. For additional information see the IUPUI Honors College section in this bulletin.
A leader among academic libraries, the IUPUI University Library offers the campus and community technologically advanced services such as rich media technology, PC/MAC specialized software, librarian chat, live tech assistance, as well as specialized instructional space, such as our new 2120 Learning Lab. The library focuses on leveraging technology to support student success with more than 30 full-time faculty librarians, plus programs in information literacy and digital scholarship. With 2,500,000 library database downloads each year, the library’s resources are always available to students. The library is the primary informal learning space on campus, and just completed a contemporary environment for individual and group study on the 4th floor of the building called Learning Spaces III.