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Expand your learning from faculty-led research and international travel and learning to service learning experiences and experiential learning through professional practice.

Special Programs

Engage more deeply in your learning and get involved with special programs that contribute to your intellectual and professional development in unique ways.

In addition to traditional academic offerings, IUPUI  and IUPUI School of Science provide programs designed to help students access cross-functional areas of study, supplement and enrich regular degree programs or gain international experience.

Advising Information

Advisors refer students to appropriate on- and off-campus resources, assist in academic planning, and provide career development support.

Undergraduate Advisor

Krista Swisher
Phone: 317-274-4744
Email: kswishe@iu.edu

Standard office hours*

  • Mondays-Fridays 7:30AM-3:30PM
  • These are general office/advising times and can change or vary.
  • Please email the advisor or use the online scheduling link above to find appointment/drop in availability.

Pre-Professional & Career Preparation (PREPs)

  • Learn more about and plan for graduate or professional (medical, dental, law, etc) school.
  • Explore career options and evaluate majors based on your interests, skills and values.
  • Find jobs, internships and job-shadowing programs.

Physics tutoring and learning space


Tutoring lab

  • The Physics Learning Space is available through Zoom! Please ask your instructor for the link.
  • Open to IUPUI students only.
Tutoring Schedule
  • Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm, Friday 9am - 3pm.
  • Tutoring will be offered when classes are in session.
  • There will be no tutoring on holidays or when class in not in session.
  • Tutoring will be offered during the week of final exams.
Private tutoring available
  • Andrew Hamzawsk is available for private tutoring.  Hourly rate is $30/hour.  Please email Andrew at ahamzaw@iu.edu.
  • Ben Grimes is available for private tutoring for PHYS 21800 and 21900.  Hourly rate is $25/hour for one student, $20/hour for two and $15/hour for three.  Group rates are also available.  Ben has hours available on Saturdays at the Avon Library between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm and will begin Tuesdays, February 25th between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  Please email Ben at bgrimes@roncalli.org.
  • Justin Williams is available for private tutoring. $25 an hour. Please email Justin at jusawill@iupui.edu.
  • James Tucci is available for private tutoring. PHYS courses 15200, P201, P202, 21800, 21900, and 25100. Rate is $25/hr, group rates available. Please email James at james.v.tucci@gmail.com.
  • If you are interested in tutoring physics please contact Prof. Andrew Gavrin, agavrin@iupui.edu.
  • Questions? Contact: 317-274-6900

Science Honors College

The School of Science Honors Program offers students from any School of Science major the opportunity to build on the school's challenging curricula through deeper, more engaging learning experiences in the classroom, in the lab, and throughout campus.

Benefits to Joining the School of Science Honors Program

  • Access to exceptionally challenging and enriching coursework
  • Greater connections to the School of Science's community of scholars 
  • Membership in the IUPUI Honors College, including access to its facility (computer lab, study space), its advisors, and the Honors College Student Council*
  • Honors notation on transcript upon successful completion of the program
  • Specialized career and pre-professional workshops for Honors students
  • Opportunity to live in the Honors House Residential Learning Community

*Note that Honors College facility access will be granted at the start of the Fall Semester following admission to the program.

Admission Application and Criteria

Admission to the Science Honors Program will now occur only once per year, following the end of the Spring term.  To apply for admission to the School of Science Honors Program, you must 

  • Be currently enrolled at IUPUI  
  • Be enrolled in a School of Science major or eligible to certify into a School of Science major 
  • Have earned at least 15 credit hours in residence at IUPUI
  • Have an IU Cumulative GPA of at least 3.50
  • Have at least four academic terms remaining to complete your degree
  • Complete the School of Science Honors Program application for Fall 2017 Admission, including a 500 word (maximum) answer to the question: "How will participation in the School of Science Honors Program help you achieve your academic or professional goals?"
  • Next Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017.

NOTE: Current Honors College students who are enrolled in the School of Science are automatically included in the School of Science Honors Program

Program Requirements

To graduate with Honors, students must 

  • Enroll in and earn at least 1 honors credit hour each semester after being admitted to the Honors Program (does not include Summer terms, maximum of 6 hours or two courses per semester)
  • Earn 24 hours of honors credit (through honors-designated courses or courses in which honors contracts have been approved)
    • Complete at least 12 honors credits in School of Science courses
  • Maintain an IU Semester GPA and IU Cumulative GPA of at least 3.30

Students with questions about the Honors Program are encouraged to speak with their School of Science advisor or to email Diana Sims-Harris in the Dean's Office.

Science Honors Program Contact Information

  • Diana Sims-Harris, Director of Student Affairs, School of Science
  • Joseph Thompson, Executive Director of Academic and Student Affairs, School of Science
  • Jane Williams, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, School of Science
Join Science Honors College

Special IUPUI Programs

  • IUPUI Honors College

    An academic community for high ability students in an urban research environment

    The IUPUI Honors College is a place where motivated, creative students work together—and challenge each other—to make an impact on the IUPUI campus, downtown Indy, and the world.

  • Study abroad

    Go on an adventure that changes your life

    Study abroad is much more than a trip—it’s an intellectual and cultural adventure that will change the way you see the world, other people, and yourself.

  • MAC Center

    Collaboration with peers on math assignments

    The MAC is located in Taylor Hall (UC B001) and offers tutoring and peer mentoring from fellow students to anyone in a mathematics course.

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