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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.

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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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JobFlash! Impact Ltd. and ATS Institute of Technology Seek Applicants

January 12, 2015

Impact Ltd., Chicago IL seeks biology technicians on behalf of a pharmaceutical biotech company. Applicants should have a B.S. in microbiology or related field. For more information, click here

ATS Institute of Technology, a private nursing school in Chicago, IL is seeking an Anatomy and Physiology instructor. Applicants should possess a M.S. in Biology, Human ...

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Dept. Proud to Offer New Concentration- B.S. in Biology: Health Science

January 12, 2015

20150112_093304smallA new concentration has been approved and available for B.S. in Biology majors at Purdue Calumet- Health Sciences.  This concentration incorporates courses that will prepare students for a career in the health sciences including Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Basic Microbiology, Immunology, and a wide ...

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Prof. Young Choi’s Restoration Project Has Improved Habitats for Plants and Wildlife at Wolf Lake Shoreline

December 15, 2014

In partnership with AWLI and the City of Hammond, Prof. Young Choi and his research team, Eric Bird, Jazmin Garcia, Samantha Kinsman, Rachel Shmagranoff, Emily Smith and Rebecca Tiemens, at Purdue University Calumet, recently completed a two year $6.9 million restoration of the Wolf Lake shoreline. Before the restoration, the land was dominated by exotic ...

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Prof. Curtis Creighton Receives Research Grant

December 15, 2014

Prof. Creighton recently received $25,000 award from Keystone McAlester Conservation Area and American Buring Beetle Bank LLC for a research project “ Evaluation of the prey base and feeding relationships of the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) using stable isotope analysis. The American burying beetle is a federally listed endangered species. Like all burying ...

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Fall 2014 Commencement

October 14, 2014

FALL 2014 COMMENCEMENT digita sign (for Kim Frazier)

 

 

 

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