Marian University has a range of academic programs

Academic Programs

Many things go into the mix that is your college journey—making new friends, gaining new knowledge, taking part in new experiences, building leadership skills, and discovering your strengths and passions. 

At Marian University, you'll find an academically challenging, life-changing experience that will help you grow and become the person and professional you want to be. 

Find out what we're made of.

With a foundation that's firmly rooted in Franciscan values, we're proud to be the only Catholic university in Indianapolis. But we welcome students of all faiths, creeds, and beliefs on our close-knit, inclusive campus that includes students from 45 states and 23 nations around the world.

Our classes are strenuous and our academic reputation is strong. And with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and  152 full-time faculty, you'll find professors who are ready to help you dig deep and accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

  • Business students have opportunities to work with top Indianapolis business executives and civic leaders from their first semester of classes through graduation.
  • Take a photography class (or complete the minor) and receive personal instruction from a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist.
  • Biology, chemistry, and other science students have opportunities to conduct research alongside internationally respected faculty.

These are just a few examples of the academic opportunities you'll have a Marian. Whether you major in accounting, education, engineering, math, nursing, or any one of dozens of other options, you'll graduate career-ready and prepared for life after graduation.

Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
Read Chrislyn's story

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