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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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FALL 2015 LIFE SCIENCES SEMINAR

January 28, 2016

Spring 2016 LIFE SCIENCES SEMINAR

All seminars will be Fridays at 1:00-1:50 PM in Gyte 240

Jan 15     No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)

Jan 22     Greg Dwyer, PhD; Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
Title:  Better Disease Models through Dead, Rotting Bugs

Jan 29     No Seminar (Biology Graduate ...

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AmeriCorps Field Program Openings in Iowa

October 27, 2015

AmeriCorps is looking to find 6 individuals that will comprise the Conservation Corps of Iowa crew that will be stationed at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Republic, Missouri. Conservation Corps Iowa is in partnership with the National Park Service to assist with vegetation management projects, including invasive plant control and plant community restoration in 9 national park ...

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Ice Cream Social Friday Sept 11th 11:00 AM in G107

September 8, 2015

Drop by Gyte 107 at 11:00 this Friday to meet biological sciences faculty and fellow biology majors and get a free ice cream treat.  

 ice cream social picture

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Fall 2015 Life Science Seminar Series

September 8, 2015

All seminars will be Tuesdays at 4:00 – 5:00 PM in Gyte 108

Aug 26     No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)

Sept 1       Elizabeth Flaherty, Ph.D; Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
Title:  Wildlife responses to timber management and forest restoration programs

Sept 8       No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)

Sept 15     Jeffrey ...

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NOTE: Transition to new online application system will affect M.S. application procedures

June 11, 2015

The Purdue University Graduate School is transitioning to a new online application system. If you start an online application now, it must be submitted by June 14, 2015. The online application system will be unavailable from June 14 to July 1. If you do not meet the June 14 deadline, please wait until July 1 ...

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Prof. Bones Visits the Ocean

June 9, 2015

The biology display case outside of Gyte room 04 has been updated.  Check out the diverse sea creatures on display and see how many you can identify.

display

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