Degrees that Work

IUPUC offers degrees that are focused on providing students with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to be successful in the career they choose.

With experiential learning opportunities including internships, clinicals, student teaching, research, work-study, and study abroad, students can get hands-on experience outside of the classroom to prepare for the job that awaits after graduation.

Pre-professional Study

For students interested in going on to law school or health studies to become a doctor, pharmacist, physician's assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, dentist, or veterinarian, IUPUC offers undergraduate degree programs to get you on your way.

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B.A. in Biology

Areas of employment:  Healthcare practitioners; Management occupations; Educational instruction Life, physical, and social sciences occupations; Business occupations

With Biology degree, you can choose to continue your education by attending graduate school in a number of areas incluinding medicine, or pursue a professional career right out of college.

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B.S. in Business


A business degree from IUPUC provides you with a well-rounded understanding business practices, plus you can choose one or more concentrations, such as accounting, finance, marketing, or supply chain management that provide deeper knowledge and expertise to help you get a job in the career field you want.

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Communication Studies

B.A. in Communication Studies

Areas of employment: Public Relations; Corporate Communications; Advertising; Human Resources; Web Content Development

Students who graduate with a Communication Studies degree learn critical skills including critical inquiry, problem solving, communication, and relationship building that are applicable across numerous career paths.

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Community Health Advocacy

B.S. in Community Health Advocacy

Areas of employment: Community Health Workers; Counselors, Social Workers and social services specialists; Health Education

Graduates with a Community Health Advocacy degree develop programs to teach people about conditions affecting well-being and promote wellness by helping people adopt healthy behaviors. They are employed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.


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Criminal Justice

B.S. in Criminal Justice

Areas of Employment: local, state or federal law enforcement; corrections; probation or parole; lawyer (law school)

Criminal Justice students learn about law enforcement, the court system, and corrections, as well as many specialized topics, including juvenile justice, substance use, and terrorism. They explore controversial issues related to criminal justice, such as capital punishment, gun control, and police use of force. 

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B.S. in Elementary Education

As a K–6 elementary teacher, you will play a key role in the intellectual and social development of children during a crucial period in their lives. The Indiana University Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education degree will prepare you for the state licensure exam, and also provide you with the ability to obtain a middle school or secondary education licence at a later date. 

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B.A. in English

Areas of employment: writers; editors; journalists; teachers; librarians; publicists; web content creators; salespeople; managers

English majors can choose to study writing or literature or both. In addition to continuing on to graduate school, people with English degrees find employment in a number of creative fields, and just about any job that requires writing as a skill.

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Mechanical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices. Mechanical engineers generally work in offices, but may occasionally visit worksites where a problem or piece of equipment needs their personal attention. Mechanical engineers work mostly in engineering services, research and development, and manufacturing.

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B.S. in Nursing

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care and educate patients and the public about various health conditions. They work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities. Others work in outpatient clinics and schools.

IUPUC has three programs available including the traditional track for those just entering college, the ASN to BSN track for registered nurses who have attained an Associates Degree, and an accellerated track for students who already have a bachelor's degree in another subject, but want to change their career path to nursing.

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