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Science @ IUPUI

Simon Rhodes, PhD, DeanSchool of Science Dean Simon Rhodes has been a member of the IUPUI faculty since 1995.

At the School of Science at IUPUI, we pride ourselves on our interdisciplinary approach, extensive undergraduate research opportunities, professional school placements, and service to our students. An education from the School of Science pays off: our students go on to top graduate programs, medical schools, and careers in academia, research, and the private sector.

One of the best kept secrets of the Midwest, IUPUI ranked fifth in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Up-and-Coming National Universities in 2013 and maintains a spot among the top 100 universities nationally. Situated in the heart of Indianapolis, IUPUI is an urban research and life and health sciences institution near five hospitals and the Indiana University schools of medicine, dentistry and nursing.

IUPUI attracts dynamic students from more than 130 countries. Known as the “Crossroads of America,” Indianapolis is the 13th largest U.S. city and is also home to prestigious international companies such as Eli Lilly, Roche Diagnostics, and Dow AgroSciences. Although IUPUI's student body totals more than 30,000, classroom size in the School of Science remains intimate, with a student to faculty ratio of 17:1.

Our students and faculty alike are passionate about making an impact, and we invite you to join us.


Our Mission

The School of Science at IUPUI is dedicated to conducting fundamental and applied scientific research and providing the highest quality undergraduate education and graduate training. In both our research and teaching, we promote an understanding of basic science and interdisciplinary approaches for addressing scientific questions, an appreciation of academic values, and translation of scientific findings to our communities. We foster an environment where students can access faculty for personalized mentoring and instruction, and where they can be meaningfully engaged in research and scholarship. The School is committed to providing the state of Indiana and beyond with graduates who possess deep knowledge of modern science and who are fully equipped to be future leaders impacting science, industry, schools and communities.

Our Vision

  • To be known in the state of Indiana and nationally as the destination of choice for students seeking the highest quality science education.
  • To be recognized in the state of Indiana, nationally and internationally as a major contributor of the highest quality fundamental and applied scientific research.
  • To excel at providing an environment that is supportive to a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

Our Values

The School of Science at IUPUI will achieve its mission through outstanding teaching, innovative research, strong commitment to diversity among faculty and students, relentless pursuit of academic excellence and dedication to IUPUI’s vision as an urban research university with national and global impact.