Purdue University Northwest
We offer a comprehensive education that is built upon a solid scientific background, yet still features the flexibility to meet the needs of individual students. For undergraduates, we offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Medical Technology. A two-year pre-pharmacy program and a two-year transfer programs in cooperation with the School of Agriculture at Purdue University West Lafayette are also quite popular. At the graduate level, we offer Master of Science degrees in Biology. Graduate students choose either thesis or non-thesis options to further their professional development, or serve as a bridge to further graduate studies in the life sciences.
We offer many congratulations to PNW Dept. of Biological Sciences class of 2013 graduates, Alli Riddering and Matt Radencic, who earned their Doctorates in Physical Therapy on May 20th 2017 from Governors State University.
This Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position is only available to graduate students who will be beginning their M.S. in biology thesis option in Fall 2017. This position is for one academic year from Fall 2017 through Spring 2018. Only one GRA position will be awarded each year. To apply for a GRA, fill out the form by clicking here and bringing it to Ms. Erica Burnett, Department Secretary prior to July 1st.
Our students achieve success in many avenues. Here are some of the most recent graduate and professional schools our students have been accepted:
Thesis M.S. student, Chen Hsuan Chiu was awarded the first Outstanding Graduate on May 3rd 2017 and received a plaque and a $25 gift card to the Purdue Northwest Bookstore. Mr. Chui was selected for going above and beyond the call of Graduate Assistant duty by arranging times outside of lab to help microbiology students learn basic techniques in preparation for a lab practical. The Dept. of Biological Sciences appreciates all of our outstanding graduate assistants, without whom our program would not be possible.
February 11th: Science Olympiad
March 13th – 18th: Spring Break
March 21st: PNW Biological Sciences Career Day
March 23rd: Faculty Research Day
March 28th: Student Research Day – Westville Campus
March 29th: Student Research Day – Hammond Campus
April 29th: Last Day of Classes
May 5th, 6th & 8th: Commencement PNW