Discover Science

As a student in the Purdue School of Science at IUPUI, you’ll join a community that understands (and celebrates) geeking out over solving a complicated chemistry problem or learning the latest computer language.

This is where you’ll find your voice as part of an academically focused school that pushes you to contribute to real research and serve your community and world.

Join a club where you’re suddenly a part of a small family of like-minded students who can help you navigate that tough math course, tell you how to get a coveted internship downtown or spend a Saturday with you getting fifth graders excited about STEM.

Committed to having real impact in their work and community, our graduates emerge from the School of Science as well-rounded scientists whose experiences have prepared them to solve the problems of the future.

"Knowing I could do research right when I started college was a huge plus."

Monica Witcher, a biology and neuroscience graduate, documented the behaviors of long-tailed macaques at the Indianapolis Zoo as part of her capstone research project.


Find your place of belonging within the IUPUI and IUPUI Science communities.


Get the support you need to transition to college while learning helpful studying strategies and time management tips.


Develop your academic goals and learn the best campus resources to achieve them.


You'll explore what it means to be a scientist and where IUPUI can take you.

Next steps, financial aid, and scholarships

In addition to admission-based awards, scholarships are available through the School of Science to support research, diversity, community service and international study for IUPUI students.

View a comprehensive list of scholarships and learn more about financial aid opportunities.

Are you an out-of-state student?

IUPUI provides residents of Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin tuition at a 56.9% reduction of the out-of-state rate. What does this mean for you? If you qualify for either the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) Award, or the Student Excellence Award, the cost of IUPUI tuition would be approximately $17,000 per academic year.

Learn more about the Midwest Student Exchange Program and the Student Excellence Award

Know your next steps

Find the application online and learn about the application process.

"My involvements in the labs and doing undergraduate research definitely helped prepare me for this experience." Tori Kennedy arrived in Alaska for a competitive research program just weeks after graduating with an environmental science degree. Photo: Andrew Opila