IUPUC Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Other Areas of Study at IUPUC

The following is a list of programs offered jointly by IUPUC and IUPUI. Successful IUPUC students automatically have access to specialized courses on the Indianapolis campus that are required for graduation. Support for these programs is provided by University College resident staff.


Engineering students learn the principles and theories needed to plan, design, and create new products. Engineering students use broad analytical skills in achieving engineering solutions.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

The computer engineering program is designed to prepare students for careers in the commercial, government, and academic sectors, where computer engineering expertise is needed in hardware and software design, information processing, circuit and electronic design, control and robotics, communications and signal processing, biomedical engineering, energy systems, and manufacturing.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering program prepares students for career opportunities in the hardware and software aspects of design, development, and operations of electronic systems and components, hardware and software design, control and robotics, communications, digital signal processing, and energy systems.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering

The interdisciplinary engineering program is offered to students who wish to supplement a strong core curriculum in electrical and computer engineering science and design with courses from mathematics, science, business, biomedicine, or another engineering discipline.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering has its foundation in the basic sciences, including mathematics, physics, and chemistry, and requires an understanding of such areas as solid and fluid mechanics, materials, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, manufacturing processes, instrumentation, and control. Mechanical engineers are engaged in a variety of activities including design, manufacturing, research, development, testing, construction, operations, sales, management, consulting, and teaching.


The emerging field of informatics is the study and application of information technology to the arts, sciences, and professions. Informatics also examines how people and organizations work with and use information technology. The Bachelor of Science in Informatics program provides students with a firm grounding in the social and technical aspects of advanced technologies. In addition, students must complete a cognate area program of study in a field outside of informatics. The expanding list of fields includes biology, chemistry, computer science, computer technology, economics, English and technical communication, geography, health science, journalism, mechanical engineering, new media, and fine arts.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration

Health information administrators collect, interpret, and protect health data and determine how data are used.  They are managers and information specialists who frequently interact with other members of the medical, financial, and administrative staffs.  It is their responsibility to ensure that the information system is protected and driven by accurate, up-to-the-minute information.

Bachelor of Science in Informatics

The informatics program prepares students to meet the increasing demand for information technology professionals. The curriculum combines knowledge of a specific subject area with the concepts in informatics that will help students adapt to technological changes throughout their careers.

Bachelor of Science in Media Arts and Science

This program provides an integrated approach to the study of new media. Focused on applied research and application, this program is oriented toward professional practice. This program focuses on the design, development, management, integration, application, assessment, and deployment of digital media as they apply to communication.

Labor Studies

Labor studies is an interdisciplinary field that deals with work, the workplace, and workers and their organizations. It draws from the fields of history, economics, industrial relations, political science, law, sociology, communication, and philosophy, as well as other disciplines. As an academic discipline, labor studies educates workers and future workers to strengthen the labor movement and provide a richer understanding of its functions in society. Our faculty teach the essential tools for the advancement of trade unionism with the view that the efforts of working people to achieve workplace equity is central to the development of our nation and, indeed, the world

As a program, labor studies enables participants to serve more effectively as members and leaders in their organizations. Participants can also gain a sense of the past and present contexts of work and unionism. Because labor leaders need to be familiar with economics, communications, and other subjects, labor studies can assist them in mastering a broad range of learning.  Degree Programs:

  • Certificate in Labor Studies
  • Associate of Science in Labor Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies
Public and Environmental Affairs

This discipline is dedicated to applied interdisciplinary learning combining the study of public affairs and environmental sciences. The following areas are covered by this discipline: criminal justice, environmental science and policy, finance and economics, health science and administration, law, nonprofit management, policy and administration, public safety, and urban affairs.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

A degree in criminal justice gives students a broad understanding of the operations of the criminal justice system. Students take courses in research methods, criminological theory and policy, criminal law, courts, corrections, and policing. Students may also study such specialized topics as homicide, terrorism, juvenile justice, and cyber crime. A criminal justice major is a great option for any student who is interested in the criminal justice system or law, wants a rewarding career that involves helping others, and enjoys working and interacting with people.

Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs provides students with an overview of the issues that engage the public and nonprofit sectors such as: (1) how organization and management differ among sectors, (2) the tools required to solve public problems and undertake leadership roles in the community, and (3) the policy processes that lead to effective decision making.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree may major in either health administration or environmental science and health. Graduates with a major in health administration may work in either the public or private sector in areas such as health facilities, management, epidemiology, or health policy and planning. Graduates with a major in environmental science and health may work in either the public or private sector in areas such as air and water quality, solid and hazardous waste, workplace health and safety, pollution control, environmental planning, food safety, or epidemiology.

Tourism, Conventions and Event Management

Graduates of this program are qualified to be employed in different segments of the tourism industry: research, destination development, adventure travel, festivals, events, travel management, entertainment, attractions, transportation, accommodations, and/or food operations.

Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management

This program emphasizes tourism research and meeting, special events, and sporting event planning to prepare graduates for management positions in a variety of profit and not-for-profit tourism organizations.