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IU Semester Programs

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** - Academic year option available to qualified students
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Mainstreamed Programs in English

Mainstreamed programs offer the widest range of courses through their university’s biology department and attract the largest number of majors. These programs also offer the best opportunity for cultural immersion. Representative list of previous courses:


Representative list of previous courses

  • Aquatic Plant Biology
  • Comparative Zoology
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Infection & Immunity
  • Cell Biology
Mainstreamed Programs in Other Langauges

These programs require proficiency in a second language and offer different degrees of mainstreaming. Variety and number of courses varies by program, but all of them offer the opportunity to study at least one or two biology courses in another language.


Representative list of previous courses

  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Biodiversity and Animal Evolution
Programs Specifically for Biology & Environmental Science Majors

We offer a number of programs that are predominantly for biology majors. These courses have a set curriculum. In the cases of the short-term programs, you will study with fellow IU students and IU faculty. On the semester long programs, you will study with other students from U.S. schools.


In an increasingly competitive global economy, the international dimension of education is becoming more and more important. Indeed, it is a matter of practical necessity: we have to provide it as a part of a good education, and students increasingly demand it."

-IU President Michael A. McRobbie

Other Options

All IU majors can explore opportunities in a wide range of IU and Non-IU programs.

IU Programs

Non-IU Programs

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