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.
There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back seventeen times.
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.
September 8th: Ice Cream Social and Top Student Awards
October 9th – 10th: Fall Break
October 24th: Spring Registration Opens
October 29th: Biology Student Halloween Party
December 9th: Commencement at Hammond Campus 3:00
December 9th: Hammond Campus Biology Graduation Party 1:00 (time may change)
December 11th: Commencement at Westville Campus 3:00
December 11th: Westville Campus Biology Graduation Party 1:00 (Date and time may change)