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)
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.
read more ... Ice Cream Social Friday Sept 11th 11:00 AM in G107
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 ...read more ... Fall 2015 Life Science Seminar Series
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 ...read more ... NOTE: Transition to new online application system will affect M.S. application procedures
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.
read more ... Prof. Bones Visits the Ocean
Biology Students, Sara Heming, Jiajie Sun, Ellen Yos, & Kami Graber Receive 2015 Purdue University Calumet Outstanding Student Award
May 15, 2015
Sara Heming, Jiajie Sun, Ellen Yos, & Kami Graber along with other 54 PUC students received 2015 PUC Outstanding Student Award from Chancellor Keon on March 22, 2015. This award recognize students’ excellent academic achievements as well as their contribution to the university and community.read more ... Biology Students, Sara Heming, Jiajie Sun, Ellen Yos, & Kami Graber Receive 2015 Purdue University Calumet Outstanding Student Award
May 11, 2015
Over 50 undergraduate and graduate students attended the Biological Sciences Career Night event on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 5 to 7:30 PM. Sixteen outside professionals including Physician, Dentists, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Medical Technology Program Director, Museum Facilitator, Conservation Ecologist, Microbiology Lab Managers (Silliker Labs), Research Coordinator, College Administrator/ Instructor, Lab Application Specialist/Brewery Owner, and Sciences ...read more ... Biological Sciences Career Night Event on March 26, 2015 was a Huge success