School of Sciences
I've always loved science. I like the idea of being part of discovering new things. The professors at IU Kokomo are very invested in their students. I could never have done it without them. I talk to many of them daily about my future.
Kortany Baker
B.S. '16, Biochemistry

In the School of Sciences, we offer students small class sizes and research opportunities with faculty. Our programs prepare students for the path they want to take, whether it's a career right after college or entrance into a graduate or a professional school. For example, three IU Kokomo graduates started in medical school in 2016 and one started at the IU School of Dentistry. Another graduate began in a Ph.D. program in biochemistry in 2016. Our graduates also work for a variety of businesses in scientific fields and in information systems.

Majors

  • Biochemistry (B.S.)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (B.A. • B.S.)
    Tracks in: Earth and Sustainability Sciences (B.S.)
  • Biology  (B.A. • B.S.)
  • Chemical Biology (B.S.)
  • Chemistry (B.A. • B.S.)
  • Computer Science (B.S.)
  • General Studies (B.G.S.)
  • Informatics (B.S.)
  • Informatics Online (B.S.)
  • Mathematics (B.A. • B.S.)

Pre-Professional Programs

A bachelor’s degree in one of the following may be required for the pre-professional programs above: Biochemistry, Biological and Physical Sciences, or Biology.

Areas of Practice

  • Agriculture • Research • Pharmaceutical • Medicine • Teacher • Lab Technician • Consultant • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep • Researcher • Biologist • Molecular Biologist • Microbiologist • Quality Control Analyst • Field Biologist • Zoologist • Chemist • Food Chemist • Petroleum Chemist • Biochemist • Medical Technologist • Renewable Energy Technician/Specialist
  • Conservation Officer • Environmental Specialist • Geologist • Software Developer • Web Developer • Database Designer • Systems Analyst • Interface Designer • Usability Analyst • IT Consultant • Bioinformaticist • Technical Writer • Information Architect • Quality Assurance Analyst • Systems Administrator • Solutions Sales Specialist • Engineering • Statistics

Types of Employers

  • Chemical Companies • Analytical Labs • K-12 Schools • Universities • Environmental Testing • Water and Wastewater Treatment • Forensics • Agro-business • Food Business • Zoos • Nuclear Power • Biochemical • Mineralogy • Foods and Nutrition • Petroleum Industry • Research • Hospitals • Clinics • Laboratories • Environmental Firms
  • State, County, and Federal Agencies • Energy Businesses • Recycling Industry • Environmental Consultants • IT Industry • Healthcare-IT • Government • Academia • Private Corporations • Non-profit Organizations • Publicly Traded Corporations • Insurance Companies • Financial Firms and Banks • Telecommunication • Pharmaceutical and Health Industry

A Lifetime of Success

Computer science degree helps fill demand
Indiana University Kokomo will offer a computer science degree beginning this fall semester – allowing students access to a high-paying, fast-growing career field in the state and across the country. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education approved the four-year degree, which will help fill some of the gap for computer science graduates in every sector, from manufacturing to banking, from agriculture to health care. Christian Chauret, dean of the School of Sciences, said there are not enough people earning computer science degrees to fill the jobs available.
Conservation the focus in Yellowstone class
There’s nothing quite like learning in a two million acre classroom where the buffalo (or bison) roam, where the deer and the antelope play. Twelve Indiana University Kokomo students spent a week this summer in Yellowstone National Park, observing the wolf pack and bison herd, meeting with stakeholders in controversies surrounding the park, and learning about the geology and biology of America’s first national park.
Robotics competition highlights skills
At first glance, it would appear the students in Hunt Hall are playing with remote controlled LEGO cars, cheering as they dodge and weave to avoid hitting one another, or groaning when they collide with a crash. This is not child’s play, however — these Indiana University Kokomo students are actually demonstrating their ability to write computer programs, through a robotics competition for those in the computer science and informatics programs. For freshman Kyle Strong, the competition demonstrated how far he’s come in developing skill — and confidence in his ability to write a computer program.
Research experience leads to dental school
When your dental school application includes hands-on research with a professor, as well as publication credit, you stand out from the crowd. For Mary Elmasry, her experience studying photoelectric chemistry with Kasem Kasem, Indiana University Kokomo professor of chemistry, helped her achieve her dream of acceptance to the IU School of Dentistry.