Special Programs

  • ROTC

    A college education built around a core curriculum and specific discipline of study is a solid starting point for career success.

    But at IUP, you may also choose from a variety of special programs that go beyond professional preparation and allow you to develop the leadership, organizational, and other skills you need to make a real difference in the lives of others.

    McNair Scholars Program

    The McNair Scholars Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is an exciting academic year-round commitment focusing on first-generation college students who are financially needy, and those from underrepresented groups who have demonstrated strong academic potential for preparation in acquiring requisite skills needed for entry into graduate study and eventually earning a doctoral degree.

    ROTC

    The IUP Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program focuses on preparing students to lead, ultimately as commissioned officers in the United States Army. The skills ROTC students learn apply directly to any area of life that requires management, leadership, or command.

    Sustainability Studies

    The Sustainability Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that draws from expertise across the university. The program conceptualizes “sustainability” as an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge production and action that focuses on “the health and integrity of human societies and the natural world.”

    Upward Bound 

    The Upward Bound Math Science Program is one of seven federal TRIO programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965 to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate, and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life.

    Women’s and Gender Studies

    The Women’s and Gender Studies minor increases students’ interdisciplinary knowledge about the gendered nature of women’s experiences and the ways that all genders are shaped by history, culture, and society.  In order to achieve this goal, it offers courses using a variety of theories and methodologies and from a range of academic disciplines.