Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Departments and Programs

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


Anthropology is the study of humankind, including its biological evolution, the nature and development of culture, diversity across the globe, and archaeology.  Anthropologists use their insights gained from studying the many facets of the human experience to understand why we behave the way we do, how we differ, and how we are all alike.


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, Physics, and Engineering

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, Physics, and Engineering provides the tools necessary to compete and to shine.


Outstanding undergraduate programs in geology, energy resources, environmental geoscience, and Earth and space science education.

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

The mission of the Department of Safety Sciences 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.