The Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics houses the following departments and programs:

Anthropology, Geospatial and Earth Sciences

Anthropology is the study of humankind, including its biological evolution, the nature and development of culture, diversity across the globe, and archaeology. Our department has outstanding undergraduate programs in geology, energy resources, environmental geoscience, and Earth and space science education. 


From biomolecules to biomes, this is the place to study biology. Our department has the academic size and diversity to offer opportunities found at larger research institutions, yet we are able to maintain the personal and intimate learning community found at smaller liberal arts colleges.

Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics

Whether you plan to continue to graduate school or professional or medical school, or plan to enter the workforce in industry, education, or government, the IUP Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics provides the tools necessary to compete and to shine.

Preprofessional Programs

IUP preprofessional programs prepare students for admission to professional schools—chiropractic, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, and physician assistant.

Mathematical and Computer Sciences

The IUP Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences gives students the tools necessary to organize and analyze data while also providing the theoretical background of the topics that will help students better understand them.

Safety Sciences and Environmental Engineering

The mission of the Department of Safety Sciences and Environmental Engineering at IUP is to prepare highly qualified individuals for careers in the safety, health, and environment (SHE) profession, conduct SHE research, provide a foundation for leadership, and develop industry partnerships to further enhance the profession.

Minor in Professional Teamwork and Leadership

The Minor in Professional Teamwork and Leadership prepares you to succeed in a team environmental quality highly valued by employers across many fields. Students in all majors can add this minor, which is offered in coordination with each the university's colleges.