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)
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
May 10, 2015
Ms. Diana Young is a Lab Operation Coordinator in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her main responsibility is to prepare materials for advanced biology laboratories, manage both teaching and research laboratory facility, and assist faculty and student research. In addition, she helps the department analyze department data ...read more ... Ms. Diana Young is Nominated for 2015 Ops-Tech Staff of the Year Award
May 10, 2015
Prof. Feng-Song Wang has been nominated for 2015 Faculty Outstanding Service Award for his numerous contributions to the university services. As the current Chair of the PUC Faculty Senate, he has lead faculty senators to take on multiple challenges associated with PUC-PNC unification and served ...read more ... Prof. Feng-Song Wang is Nominated for 2015 Faculty Outstanding Service Award