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Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences

Biology holds vital keys to our society’s future. Advances in gene therapy, stem cells, ecosystem restoration, and biomass energy production are just a few of the ways that biology will change our lives.

To prepare students for careers in this exciting field, our department is committed to excellence in both instruction and research. We emphasize an integrated approach to teaching modern biology that is designed to build solid backgrounds in the vital biological sub-disciplines, develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, and provide practical, cutting-edge experience.

For more information regarding our programs, please view our Downloadable brochure (PDF)

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2015 Biological Sciences Career Day

March 16, 2015

Have you figured out what you want to do after graduation?  If you have, do you know how to reach your career goal?

To help you answer these burning questions, the Department of Biological Sciences will host a Career Night event on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 5 to 7:30 PM.  Fifteen outside professionals including Physician, ...

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M.S. in Biology Applicatns May Waive the GRE Requirement if they Meet Certain Criteria

March 6, 2015

Did you know that you may not have to take the GRE to apply to the M.S. in Biology Program at Purdue Calumet? Applicants may waive the GRE requirement if one or more of the following criteria are met:

1. Applicant has received a B.S. in Biology degree from any campus ...

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Internship Opportunity: 2015 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship Program

February 5, 2015

The 2015 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship Program (GPSSIP) section of the Indiana State Personnel Department’s website is now available at: http://www.in.gov/spd/2335.htm. This is a paid internship position with a rate of $11.30 per hour.  There are multiple opportunities within the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM); be sure to read each job description as ...

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Join us this Friday in Gyte 240 from 1:00-1:50 for Life Sciences Seminar

February 5, 2015

Plan to attend our Life Sciences Seminar on Friday February 2nd in Gyte 240 from 1:00-2:50 for Laura Ingwell’s (Dept. of Entomology, Purdue University) presentation on sustainable strategies for insect pest management from forests to farms.

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Job Flash: Astbury Water Technology Seeks Lab Technician

January 27, 2015

Astbury Water Technology, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Laboratory Technician in Northwest Indiana.  Qualified applicants will have a high school degree at minimum, though preference is given to those who have some college level training in biology or chemistry.  Candidates must be able to learn how to use analytical balances, pipettes, glassware, fume hoods and ...

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Biology Beginnings: 4 out of 10 US News Top Jobs for 2015 Feature Health Science

January 14, 2015

badge_the-100-best-jobsUS News has released their Top 100 Jobs for 2015 report and careers requiring education in the biological sciences figure strongly among them.  Four out of the top ten jobs require biology education including Dentistry at number 1, Physician at number 4, Physical Therapist at number ...

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