Plans of Study
The Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University Calumet recognizes the breadth and depth of modern biology and is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. We embrace a broad range of sub disciplines, including biotechnology, cell biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology. By providing instruction, laboratory experience, and research opportunities that empower students to analyze problems and synthesize solutions, we prepare them for careers in academia, industry, or for further graduate or professional studies. Our students develop the skills to become successful, well-informed, and enthusiastic contributors to our ever-changing environment.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics is the physical science connection at PUC. Our Department provides courses in Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth & Atmospheric Science, and General Science. The latter area includes Brewing Science and Forensic Science.
Chemistry and Physics are fundamental to many areas, including all sciences, engineering, and technology, and provide good training in critical thinking. Chemistry is one of the best preparation areas for professional programs (medical school, pharmacy school, etc.) as well as graduate school and employment opportunities. Research opportunities within the Department include studies in energy-related projects, high-energy physics, nanotechnology, drug design, aging studies, environmental work, star clusters, and quasars, (a recent grant is providing the funding for a robotic telescope). Doing research as an undergraduate helps prepare a person for a thrilling career in science or other discipline.
A careers-for-today-and-the future approach provides the framework for programs in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics. All programs are based on an understanding of mathematics as one of humankind’s most impressive intellectual achievements. Mathematics is a balance of art and science which enriches other areas of human endeavor and draws from those areas some seeds of its own continuing growth. Computer Science and Statistics, with roots deep in the traditions of mathematics, are exciting, rapidly expanding fields which provide the basis for many contemporary applications which affect us daily in such areas as commerce, industry, medicine, and environmental issues. Mathematics education focuses on deep conceptual understanding of mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge and on the psychological and sociological aspects of mathematics learning. Within each major, students choose a blend of mathematics, computer science, and statistics appropriate to building strong foundations for professional development.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides a well rounded education with strong theoretical and practical backgrounds in all of the fields in the department. The programs provide excellent experiential, research, and design opportunities for students. Computer Engineering is a dynamic profession which shapes the world and impacts many areas of our lives – from the hardware and software that networks the world via the internet to the microprocessors in mp3players. Electrical Engineering is a creative profession that involves teamwork and and a strong knowledge of science and mathematics when solving practical problems that are affecting society.
Mechanical Engineering is a broad discipline that is involved in the design and development of nearly everything you can think of as a machine from air crafts to televisions. Mechanical Engineers are integral to the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, computer, communication, manufacturing, metals, petro-chemicals, pharmaceutical, and power generation industries, to name a few. Increasingly, mechanical engineers are applying their knowledge to solve problems of the 21st century.
Civil Engineering has a significant impact on our daily lives as it focuses on the infrastructure that we rely upon as the underpinning of our society. Civil engineers help desing and construct the buildings, roadways, bridges, transportation systems, and environmental facilities we use and rarely notice.
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