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THE POWER OF AN IU DEGREE Indiana University South Bend. Personal Attention. The Power of an IU Degree. That is a strong statement. What does it mean? Personal attention at IU South Bend means students are in smaller classes where their professors know their names, advise them on their academic progress, and help them be successful in college and in life. Most professors at IU South Bend have the highest academic degree possible in their field and these same professors teach in the classroom. The power of an IU degree means that graduates reap the benefits of a diploma that is recognized for quality and will distinguish them in the job market. The reputation of Indiana University will help them wherever they go. They will be part of an alumni network that is worldwide. IU South Bend has more than 29,000 alumni and Indiana University has nearly 500,000 alumni in every state and nearly every country. IU South Bend is the third largest IU campus and offers the full collegiate experience including more than 100 degree programs, distinguished faculty, affordable tuition, scholarships, financial aid, student housing, athletics, student life, undergraduate research, study abroad, career services, tutoring and more. Classes are offered at the South Bend campus, the Elkhart Center, and online. Get the attention you need and the diploma you want at a cost you can afford.

CONTENTS THE BEST OF BOTH: IT’S YOUR CHOICE. 2 Discover how IU South Bend combines personal attention with the resources of IU. Student Housing Campus Life Academics & Majors

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MAJORS & SCHOOLS Judd Leighton School of Business & Economics School of Education Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts College of Liberal Arts & Sciences College of Health Sciences

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THE PAST AND THE FUTURE In 1916 Indiana University began offering extension classes in South Bend. From that humble beginning, IU South Bend has evolved into the modern campus of today. Located on 80 acres next to the St. Joseph River, the campus continues to transform itself to meet the needs of today’s students. Recent improvements include the $22 million renovation of the Education and Arts Building, new dining areas, expanded parking, and new science labs, including an observatory. The campus is located in South Bend, Indiana, which is home to many cultural, recreational and entertainment venues including the University of Notre Dame, the Studebaker Museum, and the Morris Civic Auditorium. IU South Bend is only 90 miles from Chicago.

WE WILL TAKE YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO At IU South Bend, students from all walks of life are engaged in the same collegiate study. They are exploring new angles and finding new possibilities. Students and faculty are turning this information into action. Visit the campus to experience the possibilities.


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STUDENT HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE Be part of River Crossing Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at IU South Bend. Join nearly 400 students who are living the full collegiate experience. HRL offers programs and activities that help students get involved in campus life, make new friends, be successful in the classroom, participate in clubs and sports, and adjust to college life. Two- and four-bedroom suites are fully furnished and come with Wi-Fi, cable TV, dishwasher, microwave, utilities, private bedrooms and 24-hour security (all included in the cost).


THEME HOUSES Learning communities are available for students who would like to live with others who share a common interest. There are theme houses in three areas academic achievement, international and multicultural education, or sustainability and activism. Each learning community has its own RA and faculty advisor.

IT’S FUN, TOO River Crossing HRL is a direct connection to student life on campus. The Lodge serves as a gathering place for social activities, games, and campus events. RAs provide direction and mentoring as students adjust to living away from home. Residents grow into a community of friends who support each other and have fun together. For more information about River Crossing and the Housing and Residence Life program at IU South Bend visit and


By living on campus students are part of a community that lives and learns together. Residents of River Crossing are near to professors, classes, the Library, the Student Activities Center, and student services. HRL organizes study groups, faculty visits, tutoring, and directs residents to the Writing Center and the Office of Career Services as needs arise. Studies show that students who live on campus do better in the classroom and HRL is the reason why.

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The 100,000-square foot Student Activities Center is the hub of student life. You can grab coffee or snacks, socialize, work out between classes, and relax with friends. Take an active role in shaping the campus by participating in student government or writing for the student newspaper. Plus, you can enjoy the hundreds of events on campus including speakers, plays, recitals, lectures, and volunteer activities. There are three popular dining areas on campus where students have a wide selection of menu items, drinks and places to sit, relax, talk and study. The University Grill, Courtside Café, and Northside Express each have their own style and convenient locations to students, faculty, and staff.


Accounting Association Advertising Club African Student Association Biology-Chemistry Club Black Student Union Bowling Club Campus Bible Fellowship College Democrats College Republicans Communications Club Criminal Justice Association Dodgeball Club Feminist Student Union Fraternities Gamers Guild Gay Straight Alliance History Club International Student Organization Japanese Club Latino Student Union

Marketing Club Math Club Music Club Nap Club Philosophy Club Poker Club Political Science Club Preface - Student Newspaper Quidditich Sociology Club Sororities Spanish Club Student Education Association Student Government Association Student Nurses Association Theatre Guild Titan Productions Union of Students with Disabilities Visual Arts League + MORE


IU South Bend offers you an active student life. There are clubs for many interests and new ones are started each year. The Titans play NAIA Division I men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. Fraternities and sororities engage students in campus and community events. Titan Productions present bands, comedians, dances, games, and all kinds of entertainment for the college crowd.

At IU South Bend, we believe there is more to a college education than attending classes, writing papers, and taking exams. In fact, having fun and friends are essential parts of college life. With more than 100 active student clubs, as well as movies, open mic nights, theatre and musical productions, a student newspaper, fraternities and sororities, IU South Bend gets you involved.

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ACADEMICS Accounting French General Studies Advertising German Anthropology Health Systems Management Banking History Biochemistry Human Resource Management Biological Sciences Informatics Business International Business Chemistry Labor Studies Communication Studies Management Information Systems Computer Science Marketing Criminal Justice Mass Communications Counseling and Human Services Mathematical Sciences Dental Hygiene Medical Imaging Technology Economics Music Composition Elementary Education Music English New Media Finance Nursing Fine Arts

Philosophy Physics and Astronomy Political Science Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Psychology Radiography Secondary Education Small Business & Entrepreneurship Social Work Sociology Spanish Special Education Speech Communications Theatre Visual Arts Women’s and Gender Studies World Language Studies

For a comprehensive list of degree programs including concentrations and minors visit

GRADUATE PROGRAMS Master of Science in Accounting Master of Science in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science Master of Arts in English Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Education Counseling & Human Services Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Elementary Education Leadership Secondary Education Leadership Master of Arts in Teaching Special Education Master of Liberal Studies Master of Science in Management of Information Technologies Master of Music Master of Science in Nursing Master of Social Work



IU South Bend is home to distinguished faculty who have a passion for teaching. From the sciences to the arts, from business to the humanities, from nursing to education, IU South Bend features award-winning professors who teach, do research, and perform at the highest levels. Students have access to these professors in the classrooms, laboratories and studios on campus. Undergraduate research, student teaching, study abroad, and music and theatrical productions are just some of the opportunities students can share with faculty members in their chosen field. Many professors do cutting edge research and are widely published. These same professors teach in the classroom.


The IU South Bend Honors Program offers highly motivated students the opportunity for an enriched college experience. From their first semester, Honors students are immersed in a supportive environment with exhilarating academic discussions and challenging coursework. Scholarships are available for this small, select, discussion-based program.

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Students are invited to participate in three academic centers on campus. The Center for a Sustainable Future strives to help every person on campus understand the principles of sustainability and put them into practice. The Civil Rights Heritage Center invites students to record and preserve the local civil rights struggle, promote social justice, and improve race relations. The American Democracy Project is for students who want to be active, involved citizens in their communities.


IU South Bend offers faculty-led overseas study programs to many parts of the globe. Students can also participate in any of the 70 IU overseas study experiences.

GET TO KNOW US Theodore Randall, assistant professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Research based in The Gambia. Served as combat military specialist in the Illinois Army National Guard.


Faculty members are leaders in their field. Professors are accomplished researchers, award-winning educators, and include highly experienced practicing professionals. Students have opportunities to integrate an internship in a company and/or a field project into their curriculum, so they gain real work experience that is highly valued by employers. Undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with concentrations in Accounting, Advertising, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Management and Administration, and Marketing. Students can also earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Many graduates go on to master degree programs in the School of Business and Economics. The entrepreneurship program acquaints students with the region’s business leaders. The Kem Krest Entrepreneurship Competition gives students a chance to receive feedback for business ideas and compete for prize money. Students also have the opportunity to acquire field experience through the CTS Center for Experiential Education. For more information visit


The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics provides an exceptional business education. Undergraduates regularly score better than 90 percent of students nationwide who take the business field examination administered by Educational Testing Service. In addition, The Princeton Review has ranked the Leighton School an “outstanding business school” for seven consecutive years. The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International, a designation only 10 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved.

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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Each year IU South Bend prepares graduates to be leaders in and beyond P -12 classrooms. The School of Education has a reputation for excellence and a rich tradition of producing exceptional teachers and counselors. Excellent faculty is at the core of the School of Education’s success. Professors are outstanding classroom educators who share a complete commitment to their students. The result is graduates who are well prepared for the challenges of leading a P-12 classroom. One of the strengths of the School of Education is its clinical experiences that give students extended opportunities to observe actual classes and implement teaching techniques with children and youth in local schools. Undergraduate and graduate programs include Counseling and Human Services, Elementary Education, Secondary Education (with certification in one of seven liberal arts disciplines), Educational Leadership, and Special Education. IU South Bend education and counseling programs are nationally accredited through NCATE and CACREP. Programs consistently meet and exceed Indiana state licensure requirements. In addition, programs are continually evaluated and enhanced to meet the needs of a changing society. The School of Education is committed to graduating students who are in touch with the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and adept at overcoming all challenges to learning. For more information visit


Study visual arts with an inspired faculty of recognized painters, printmakers, photographers, and sculptors. Degree programs include a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. A Bachelor’s degree in New Media prepares students for careers in areas such as graphic design, gallery and installation art, marketing and sales applications, interactive and distance education, website design, and digital filmmaking. Prepare for the performance of a lifetime. The degrees available in theatre arts are a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design/Technical, Theatre Studies, Costume Design, Scene Design, Lighting Design, and Technical Design. Communication Arts students learn from creative educators and practicing professionals. Degree programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications. Study music with a faculty of professional musicians and recognized composers. Earn a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science in Music and an outside field, and a Master of Music. For more information visit


The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts features Emmy-awarding winning faculty, renowned guest artists, talented students, distinguished professors, and renovated facilities - all dedicated to artistic excellence.

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COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is the heart of the university. The College covers a wide range of disciplines and offers more than 80 degree programs. Through studies in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, CLAS students come to appreciate the complex intersection of nature, history, culture, social class, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, technology, and politics. At the same time, students acquire essential skills in writing, critical thinking, scientific investigation and languages. The College is home to outstanding professors who are also engaged in creating new knowledge in their fields. Scholars at IU South Bend can be found working on everything from string theory to studying the efficacy of prayer. Hope to understand who you are? Then CLAS will give you the skills and knowledge you need.

Curious about the globalized life of the 21st century? CLAS offers international travel experiences and language study. Want to use your new knowledge? Many CLAS majors offer the opportunity for undergraduates to engage in research, fieldwork, or other hands-on experiences. Imagine graduate or professional school in your future? CLAS programs are ideal for students who plan go on to post-graduate study in law, medicine, the ministry, research, or other professions. For more information visit

The College of Health Sciences is recognized as a leader in the development of health care/service professionals and as the local source of continuing education in the health care field. Degree programs include Bachelor’s in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and X-ray Technology and Master’s degrees in Nursing and Social Work. Employment opportunities in these areas are forecasted to continue to grow, as educated health care worker shortages continue to increase. The nursing program offers a creative curriculum for meeting the current and future health care needs of communities nationwide. The curriculum prepares a generalist in professional nursing and serves as a basis for graduate study. The dental education/dental hygiene program provides education and clinical experiences to undergraduate students for future roles as oral health professionals. The radiography program provides students with a comprehensive education in X-ray technology to prepare them to enter the profession as entry-level diagnostic radiographers. Pre-professional programs are also offered. Once prerequisite course work and application requirements are complete, students can apply to clinical and professional programs located at IUPUI or other IU regional campuses. For more information visit



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BECOME A STUDENT In reviewing your application, your entire high school academic record, including courses completed, grades earned, class rank, and SAT and/or ACT test results, are considered. A student is not admitted or denied admission to IU South Bend based solely on one piece of information.

GED recipients will be considered for admission based on the GED score, previous high school academic record, and other factors that indicate potential success at the college level. Those under the age of 21 must submit an SAT or ACT score in addition to the GED results.

If you are a current Indiana high school student, you are expected to complete a Core 40 curriculum and are strongly encouraged to earn the Academic Honors Diploma. If you are not a graduate of an Indiana high school, you are expected to complete a comparable college-prep curriculum. Applicants who have been out of high school for three or more years are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

For transfer students, a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the student’s previous college(s) is expected. Students with fewer than 15 transferrable credit hours are also required to meet beginning freshmen admission standards. For more information visit


International students should visit or call (574) 520-4419 for assistance in applying. Applicants will need to provide a high school transcript (or GED score), test scores on SAT or ACT, and the application fee. Transfer students will need to provide all previous college transcripts.

BEST TUITION VALUE IU South Bend has the best tuition value for a bachelor’s and master’s degree in northern Indiana. Compare and see for yourself. Use the Indiana College Cost Estimator. A link to it can be found on the IU South Bend homepage at (click on Cost Calculator under Campus Tools) or go to The approximate cost of tuition for a full time student (15 credits) at IU South Bend is $6,200. Books and supplies average $1,200 a year. Living on-campus at River Crossing ranges from $6,800 to $8,600. Most IU South Bend students are eligible for some form of financial aid. IU South Bend wants students to graduate with as little debt as possible. We are an excellent college value. Go ahead and compare.


The fastest and most convenient way to apply is by completing an online application at A paper application is also available. For assistance with the application process call (574) 520-4839 or email

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VISIT CAMPUS. YOU’LL LIKE WHAT YOU SEE. You will feel at home the moment you arrive. Come and see for yourself. Go to or call (574) 520-IUSB to schedule a visit.






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