Marian University

Introduction

About Marian

At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education that profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world. Our mission is to be a Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. We welcome students of all faiths who seek an educational experience framed within the context of our Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship. Our understanding of these values is informed by reflection on the life of Jesus Christ and prayer.

The institution grew out of the dedication and vision of Sister Theresa Hackelmeier and the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, who established a school in Oldenburg, Indiana, in 1851. The college was founded in Oldenburg in 1936 and moved to Indianapolis in 1937. On July 1, 2009, Marian College became Marian University. On October 19, 2012 the university will celebrate its 75th anniversary in Indianapolis.

Daniel J. Elsener became the eighth president of Marian College, now Marian University, on August 1, 2001. President Elsener has dedicated his professional life to the mission of Catholic education. As a result of his energetic and visionary leadership the university has experienced great success recruiting students and raising money to advance the mission of the university.

Location

Marian University is located in the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana—one of America's largest and most vibrant metropolitan areas. Although only 10 minutes from downtown, the safe, beautiful campus is also perfect for people who enjoy peace and quiet.

Schools and Accreditation

  • Byrum School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Educators College
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Leighton School of Nursing

State Authorization

Marian University is authorized by name in statute as an approved institution of higher education in the state of Indiana. In full compliance with federal rules, please contact the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for Indiana’s higher education complaint resolution process.

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Marian University's comprehensive financial aid packages make a Marian University education affordable. Grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans are available. For current tuition and room and board figures, check our web site.

Campus Life

Talk about a place where everybody knows your name! Marian University is a close-knit community focused on the needs of students and committed to their education, safety, social well-being, and success. Our four residence halls and student apartments provide a safe, wholesome, and fun community life. You'll always find plenty to do on and around campus.

Your Leadership Potential

A close-knit community means more opportunities to get involved and develop your leadership skills. You’ll have more chances to lead in the areas that really interest you...and more chances to explore new interests, too!

Success... For Life

Other schools may prepare you for a career. Marian University prepares you for life.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View Bachelors »

Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Bachelor in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Our flexible program allows you to choose whether you accumulate the 150 hours over eight, nine, or ten semesters. Most universities tell you that you will spend ten semesters at their university to accumulate the 150 credit hours. [+]

Bachelor in Accounting Hands On Accounting Many of the accounting students at Marian University choose to take the CPA Exam.Students from any university must accumulate 150 credit hours before they take the exam. Here is the difference at Marian. Our flexible program allows you to choose whether you accumulate the 150 hours over eight, nine, or ten semesters. Most universities tell you that you will spend ten semesters at their university to accumulate the 150 credit hours. You will work with an accounting adviser to develop a plan that allows you to choose eight, nine, or ten semesters to graduate with an accounting degree and be eligible to take the CPA Exam. Another difference is that Marian University offers a full-time accounting internship in which students earn twelve credits. Internships are typically with accounting firms during the spring semester. Why are twelve credits important? The students in our full-time accounting internship program are full-time students for financial aid, insurance, and on campus living requirements. So, our students in the full-time accounting internships do not take any other classes and are able to: 1. Concentrate on this outstanding opportunity to learn from experienced professionals; 2. Travel if their work assignments require; and 3. Work overtime to help their firm deal with the period when the firm faces its highest volume of work. An added advantage for Marian accounting students is that they do not interrupt their living arrangements during the academic year, since many full-time internships exist in the Indianapolis area.... [-]

Bachelor in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

How do you benefit from smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio? At Marian University, we believe the answer is a career focused curriculum that keeps you, the student, in mind. [+]

Bachelor in Biology A Personal Approach How do you benefit from smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio? At Marian University, we believe the answer is a career focused curriculum that keeps you, the student, in mind. Biology is a route to many careers: physician, pharmacist, teacher, occupational therapist, and researcher only to name a few. Just as these professions are unique, you are unique and deserve the time and attention to make your academic dreams a reality, which is exactly what you will find here at Marian University. Research across the Curriculum Biology students will not only develop a research project, but also execute this project across the curriculum. Student projects developed in cell biology will be transformed in subsequent courses including genetics, biochemistry, and immunology. As students progress towards graduation, they are now steps closer to a research publication and will possess a background of experience to bolster applications to professional and graduate programs. Career Paths Physician (MD, DO) Dentist Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist Pharmacy (PharmD) Clinical Lab Sciences Bioinformatics Biomedical Engineering Forensics & Criminal Investigation Conservation Biologist National Health (FDA, CDC) [-]

Bachelor in Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Marian University and IUPUI provide our engineering students the technical knowledge, educational breadth and human skills to make them leaders in their fields. [+]

Bachelor in Engineering Become an Engineer Engineering Leaders of the 21st Century In cooperation with Purdue University at IUPUI, Marian University offers a unique and rigorous engineering program where the graduate receives two degrees upon graduation—a bachelor of science in mathematics or chemistry from Marian University and a bachelor of science in biomedical, electrical, or mechanical engineering from Purdue. All of our engineering options are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Ask about motorsports, computer, and energy engineering, because we are working on developing those programs. Marian University and IUPUI provide our engineering students the technical knowledge, educational breadth and human skills to make them leaders in their fields. We are looking for students who not only want to be technically proficient but also want to lead their firms toward future success in the increasingly technical world. Apply Early! Students interested in the Dual Degree Engineering Program must complete their applications to Marian University no later than March 15! Mid-American Engineering Hub Biomedical Engineering DOW Agrosciences WILD Flavors Eli Lilly Roche Diagnostics Electrical Engineering RCA Klipsch Verizon Wireless Mechanical Engineering Rolls Royce SMC Yoh Why This Program? There are at least two very sound reasons for coming to Marian to study engineering, one immediate and one long-term. During your school years you will have the experience of a small, Catholic university and the way of living and relating with others characteristic of that environment. You will not be just another face in the crowd here. It’s... [-]

Bachelor in Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Where do Marian finance graduates start their post-Marian careers? Some graduates in recent graduating classes began their post-Marian experiences with recognisable organizations. [+]

Bachelor in Finance Employment Outlook Where do Marian finance graduates start their post-Marian careers? Some graduates in recent graduating classes began their post-Marian experiences with these recognizable organizations: AIT Laboratories ALDI Defense Finance and Accounting Service FedEx Indiana University Law School - Indianapolis Eli Lilly Knowledge + Experience = Success The Clark H. Byrum School of Business offers a finance curriculum that includes a mix of classroom instruction and experiential learning. Some of the courses include: Corporate Finance International Finance Financial Institutions Investments Money and Banking Personal Finance Real Estate Risk and Insurance Cases in Accounting and Finance Requirements Major for the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Finance 39 hours from our experiential business core plus 33 hours in Accounting and Finance including: FIN 111 Personal Finance ACC 250 Intro to Financial and Managerial Accounting MIS 320 Business Decision Support Systems FIN 311 Advanced Managerial Finance FIN 360 Investments FIN 411 International Finance FIN 455 Cases in Accounting and Finance Two Electives From the Courses Below: FIN 350 Money and Banking FIN 356 Principles of Real Estate FIN 357 Principles of Risk and Insurance FIN 420 Financial Institutions ACC 430 Tax Accounting [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. [+]

Bachelor in Graphic Design Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into either graduate school or a position in the profession. For qualified students, internships are arranged during the senior year. Graphic design students work in a stat-of-the-art computer design studio dedicated solely to the department. Requirements Major for Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Visual Creative Arts: Graphic Design All Visual and Creative Arts majors experience a set of core courses that provide the foundations of visual understanding and the creative impulse. The core courses include: ARH 240, ART 110, ART 120, and ART 255. VCA majors can then choose from four programs within the Department of Visual and Creative Arts. These four programs include art history, documentary studies, graphic design, and studio art (with or without a concentration in art therapy). The graphic design program requires 33 credits including ART 206, ART 226, ART 229, ART 326, ART 327, ART 426, ART 427, ART 490, ART 491, and three credits of a studio arts course. The program is completed with six hours of 300-level ARH courses. Students enter the department as B.A. visual and creative arts majors. There is a portfolio review after the completion of 110, 120, 206, and two graphic design courses. The... [-]

Bachelor in Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Our program will expose you to the broad variety of challenges facing managers in today's marketplace using both classroom and hands-on learning experiences. [+]

Bachelor in Management Challenging Tomorrow's Leaders Today The Management degree is designed for the student who wants a career with a focus on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the activities of a business. Our program will expose you to the broad variety of challenges facing managers in today's marketplace using both classroom and hands-on learning experiences. Employment Outlook There are a variety of job opportunities for management graduates. Many of our graduates enter management training programs in the retail industry. Other opportunities include positions such as purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents, administrative services managers and facilities managers. Demand is expected to be strong with double digit growth over the next 10 years. Requirements Major for the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Management 39 hours from our experiential business core plus 15 hours from courses including: One International elective from: BUS 338 - Global Marketing BUS 363 - Global HR BUS 450 - International Business FIN 411 - International Finance Four Management electives from: BUS 262 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship BUS 325 - Business Creation and Development Consulting BUS 330 - Leadership BUS 350 - Operations Management BUS 351 - Human Resources Management BUS 352 - Organizational Behavior BUS 372 - Creativity and Change BUS 450 - International Business MIS 330 - Project Management FIN 311 - Advanced Corporate Finance [-]

Bachelor in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

The Marketing major is designed for students seeking an in-depth knowledge of the concepts, tools, and practice of marketing in preparation for a career in the field of marketing. [+]

Bachelor in Marketing Crafting a Message to the World What is marketing all about? Things such as developing new products, devising pricing strategies, distributing products through the production chain to the ultimate consumer, marketing research, advertising, personal selling and sales promotion are all part of marketing and represent some of the career fields open to marketing majors. The Marketing major is designed for students seeking an in-depth knowledge of the concepts, tools, and practice of marketing in preparation for a career in the field of marketing. Our courses deal with behavioral concepts and quantitative methods in marketing, and provide many opportunities to apply knowledge in a wide range of profit and nonprofit situations in the ever-changing business environment. Our Marketing curriculum is designed to provide state-of-the-art marketing education that not only is of a high standard but also is integrative and entrepreneurial in its orientation and relevant in its practical impact. We deliver value to our students by engaging them in real-world business situations. Examples of students solving real marketing problems include courses such as BUS325, a student-led consulting team, BUS445, the annual national student advertising competition, and BUS485, where each student formulates a business idea and develops a unique business plan. We also offer many other opportunities for students to learn by actual experience in the field of marketing. If you are interested in learning marketing not only by taking classes but from experiencing what it is like to do it yourself, our program is for you. Employment Outlook... [-]

Bachelor in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

A psychology degree from Marian University doesn't just teach facts, it prepares you for career applications in psychological sciences. [+]

Bachelor in Psychology Career Applications in Psychological Sciences A psychology degree from Marian University doesn't just teach facts, it prepares you for career applications in psychological sciences. Career: Psychology majors are prepared for graduate school as well as careers in human services, business, and research. Applications: You will gain a competitive edge as you experience “hands-on” learning and form professional connections during psychology internships. Psychological: The psychology curriculum exceeds the American Psychological Association’s recommendations for teaching, mentoring, and preparing undergraduate students. Science: Learn and apply scientific methodology and critical thinking to solve real-world problems and test theories about human nature. 95% of graduates completed at least one internship. Psychology Degree B.A. in Psychology: A minimum of 35 credits including PSY 101, 205, 250, 300, 305, 325, 335, 345, 350, and 490; two credits of 360, 497, 498, or 499; and one additional elective. B.S. in Psychology: A minimum of 60 credits in the sciences, including the same required courses for the bachelor of arts in psychology, plus 25 additional credits of courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and psychology. Minor: 18 guided credits Sample of Required Courses PSY 250: Research Methods PSY 300: Tests and Measurements PSY 325: Social Psychology PSY 335: Theories of Personality PSY 345: Cognitive Science Concentrations Applied Psychology for Business Clinical Psychology Social Work Sport Psychology [-]

Bachelor in Secondary Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Marian University’s Educators College has an outstanding secondary education program. The faculty and staff have all spent many years in the formal classroom before answering the call to become a professor. [+]

Bachelor in Secondary Education Why Marian University’s Secondary Education Program? Tradition of Excellence Nationally recognized and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Nationally recognized International Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi Top faculty with local, state, national, and international experience, expertise, and recognition Exceptional career and graduate school placement Reciprocity of license with other states International education opportunities Graduates earn a Bachelor of Arts with the double major in content area and secondary education [-]

Contact