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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 provides outstanding basic science education for all IUPUI students, education in depth for students in our School, and engages in fundamental and applied research in the physical, biological, mathematical, and psychological sciences in order to increase scientific knowledge and advance the development of the life sciences at IUPUI and in the State of Indiana

Our Vision

Our vision is for the School of Science to be recognized nationally and in the state of Indiana as the “school of choice” for students who desire a first-rate interdisciplinary science education. We will also be a leader in interdisciplinary research that benefits all, especially the people of Indiana.