Academic Initiatives

You have career goals and aspirations—and we have the academic initiatives to make them a reality.


  • Explore a possible academic major through the Building Bridges Program—which matches historically underrepresented first-year students with faculty mentors in their desired fields. The achievements of a recent graduating class of Building Bridges participants were impressive: 89% of STEM majors conducted research before the end of their sophomore year and 91% of business majors interned with a company before they were seniors.
  • In the Breaking Through Barriers program, you’ll participate in professional development workshops, etiquette dinners, and panel discussions to equip you to embark on your career. Last year, presenters ranged from Google and Target to General Mills and the IU School of Medicine.  

Interested in attending graduate school?

Join the MSPS Scholars Program and complete research under the guidance of a faculty member. Of the last 29 MSPS Scholars who applied to graduate school, 100% received offers.