Indiana University Bloomington requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. IU Bloomington accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, IU Bloomington has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 81% of students who start college at IU Bloomington complete all the credits required within six years.
IU Bloomington offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: IU Bloomington may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
IU Bloomington has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with IU Bloomington directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, IU Bloomington students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at IU Bloomington.
Student Designed Majors
IU Bloomington allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
IU Bloomington does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at IU Bloomington
IU Bloomington offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ IU Bloomington does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ IU Bloomington has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ IU Bloomington offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ IU Bloomington offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.
❌ Students at IU Bloomington are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Indiana University Library and there are 15 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
IU Bloomington offers these dual degree programs:
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does IU Bloomington have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
IU Bloomington has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at IU Bloomington include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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