What makes the IUP experience stand out is this: At mega-universities, students might catch a glimpse of the professor; too busy doing research to be in the classroom, he or she passes the class off to the graduate assistant. Not at IUP, where the professors who conduct the important research also teach the classes. Often, those same faculty members will share research opportunities with graduate and undergraduate students, alike.
At IUP, students find a variety of academic programs and resources for the taking. Choose a traditional course of study, such as
anthropology, or concentrate on a career-oriented, applied major, such as
safety sciences or
respiratory care. Whatever your major, you can expand your horizons and your career options by pursuing
study-abroad opportunities, or you can complement your academic experience by participating in opportunities such as the
Undergraduate Scholars Forum.
And, there is help when you need it. Many students take advantage of the
Learning Enhancement Center, the
Writing Center, the
Career and Professional Development Center, and other resources that assist them in reaching their goals and becoming what they aspire to be.