Discover Indiana Wesleyan University
Science is about the thrill of new discoveries and experiences. God’s plan for you is waiting to be revealed, with excitement and fun in the discovery. It’s all here for the living at Indiana Wesleyan University: New friends. New insights. New environment. New opportunities.
Discover dynamic growth
Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a comprehensive Christian university committed to liberal arts and professional education. IWU is the largest institution in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and—through innovative degree programs and student services—has become one of the most prominent Christian universities in America.
Discover phenomenal facilities and leading-edge technology
More than $200 million in new facilities has been added to the campus since 1990. Along with 11 residence facilities and townhouses, seven major buildings have been constructed, including an award-winning performing arts center; a multipurpose wellness and recreation center; a modern student center, which includes a movie theater; a well-resourced library; a new 2,500-seat football stadium with artificial turf; and a $22 million Chapel Auditorium. IWU’s striking facilities blend beautiful, modern architectural design with student-focused functionality.
One of the more recent additions to the IWU campus is Ott Hall of Sciences and Nursing, which opened in spring 2014. The 111,250-sq. ft. health sciences building provides students expanded state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, research laboratories, and student interaction areas. With the new building has come a new doctoral program in Occupational Therapy and two master’s degree programs in Athletic Training and Public Health.
IWU’s Biology Department can perform a variety of molecular biology techniques while also offering the animal dissections that help in the learning of physiology. For Chemistry students, GC-mass spectrometry, high-pressure liquid chromatography, FTIR, atomic absorption, UV-vis, fluorescence spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry equipment can be found in the instrumentation facility. Finally, in the Physics Department, a wide array of optical and electronic equipment is available.
Classrooms are well equipped with the latest technology for optimal learning. In fact, Indiana Wesleyan University has been recognized by the New Media Consortium as a world leader in innovative approaches to the use of technology. IWU is the first institution in the CCCU to be selected and joins an elite group of universities such as MIT, Princeton, and Yale in receiving this honor.
Discover IWU’s accomplished and accessible faculty
IWU professors are student focused and possess strong academic credentials. All of the science faculty are doctorally prepared and come from major research institutions such as the University of Michigan, Indiana University, and Purdue University. Most have been published in scientific literature and have ongoing undergraduate research projects.
Discover the thrill of research
For most college students, an education in the sciences revolves around memorizing long lists of factual information and “cook-booking” through age-old laboratory exercises. While some factual learning and recall are critical to grasping fundamental natural science concepts, IWU faculty believe original undergraduate research is also essential. For this reason, two credit hours of research are required for all Chemistry majors and strongly recommended for Biology majors. Many students enjoy the process of research over the summer. IWU natural sciences alumni have excelled at graduate and professional schools of every kind.
Discover IWU for yourself!
Come visit our campus and catch a glimpse of student life at IWU. Go to a microbiology, pharmacology, or pediatrics class. Meet our faculty. Walk across IWU’s beautiful contemporary campus. You won’t want to miss this! You can learn more and apply online at indwes.edu/admissions.