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)
April 17, 2014
2012 B.S. & 2014 M.S. Biology
Accepted to University of Illinois- Chicago, College of Dentistry Urban Health Program
I was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago and graduated from Morgan Park High School in 2007. Entering college as a first generation college student, Purdue University Calumet was the perfect school for ...read more ... Student Stories: Na-Jee Harris
April 9, 2014
The Purdue Board of Trustees granted promotions to Prof. Mike Zimmer and other nine Purdue Calumet faculty members during a Board meeting at Purdue North Central on April 4, 2014. The promotions are effective with the start of the 2014-15 academic year.read more ... Dr. Michael Zimmer Promoted to Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
April 9, 2014
Congratulations to First and Second Place Winners of Graduate Poster Award at the Purdue University Calumet Student Research Day, April, 3, 2014. First Place – Christ Hartman (Mentor: Evert Ting) for his research on reduction of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination on glass by application of bacteriophages.
Second Place – Adam Riley & Jordan Lowry ...
March 24, 2014
On March 23, 2014, seven outstanding biology students are honored by Chancellor Keon for their exceptional academic accomplishments, leadership potential, positive attitude, as well service to the community, the department, and the university. They are role models for other students to follow.read more ... Congratulations to the 2014 PUC Outstanding Student Award Biology Recipients
March 19, 2014
We have an exciting line up of courses to offer this summer that will appeal to biology majors and non-majors alike.
- Click here to view Summer 2014 Course Offerings for Biology Majors (PDF)
- Click here to View Summer 2014 General-Education and Science Electives for Non-Majors (PDF)
Nikka Abaricia Presents Poster at American Society for Cell Biology Conference in New Orleans in December 2013
February 14, 2014
Nikka Abaricia Presents Her Poster at the ASCBNikka Abaricia recently presented a poster at the ASCB conference in New Orleans. She shares her exciting experience below:
“Every year the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) holds a national convention and invites up and coming scientists for symposiums, famed guest speakers to talk about their research, ...read more ... Nikka Abaricia Presents Poster at American Society for Cell Biology Conference in New Orleans in December 2013