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Biology students at IUPUI are seriously excited about science!

Students here reap the benefits of an interactive learning environment and challenging material and lab work, and the unparalleled opportunities provided by a school that feels small but has access to the resources of a large university. 

As early as their freshman year, our undergraduates are able to participate in real research with renowned faculty. Our undergraduate students have co-authored research papers and presented at national conferences.

Our graduate students work in well-funded, nationally recognized research programs at the leading edge of contemporary biological and biomedical science, opening doors to successful careers in academia, industry and healthcare.

We're a community of learners and students thrive here. Students support each other through peer-lead mentoring, providing a unique environment where students become leaders by teaching others. Student clubs, volunteer programs and intramural sports are just a few of the opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom.

We're great scientists, but more importantly with a 17:1 student teacher ratio and the 16th best undergraduate teaching program we're innovative teachers.

Lastly, we're one of seven departments in the School of Science, situated in the heart of Indianapolis, near five hospitals, the Indiana University schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing, and countless science and technology companies. Through internships and undergrad research, our students have opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, across campus, and across the academic and business communities.

Our graduates emerge as well-rounded scientists whose experiences have prepared them to solve the problems of the future.


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“I just love to help students feel like they’re able to succeed in science and be a part of their lives from that point on.”

Kathleen A. Marrs Ph.D. Associate Professor
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