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school of science and mathematics

STEM careers are the most needed and fastest growing in the United States. Check out the Upper Iowa University School of Science & Mathematics.


The School of Science and Mathematics offers undergraduate majors though the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and Nursing (an RN to BSN program offered both face-to-face and online). Also offered face-to-face and online are information systems, information technology and software engineering.  Through partnership programs with other schools, UIU offers pre-professional training for chiropractic medicine, medical laboratory science or mortuary science. The School also offers certificate programs in GIS, forensics/criminalistics and sustainability. In addition, students in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area can combine their two-year program in conservation management at Kirkwood Community College with the UIU conservation management program at the UIU-Cedar Rapids center to earn a four-year degree. UIU is a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College.

Undergraduate Majors

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Minors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Software Engineering 

Health leadership

2015 UIU Des Moines Center RN-BSN program graduates (l-r) Stephanie Andrew, Amy Tussey, and Megan Haggard are being credited by Madison County Memorial Hospital administrators for creating quality improvement projects. 

Courting Success

Arriving on the UIU Fayette campus in 2011, Olivia Meier ‘15 mainly hoped to play an active part in improving the women’s basketball program. Four years later, the Cedar Rapids native not only made an impact on the court but she was accepted at U of I Dental School.

A big catch

UIU conservation management major Joshua Bauer became one of only 10 individuals (from a field of 1,800 applicants nationwide) to be hired as a federal wildlife officer with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in October.