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The Department of Biological Sciences offers numerous degrees to meet a variety of student needs. The Biology degree allows students to select a wide variety of biology elective courses that match their interests and educational goals.
Four additional concentrations are also available that allow students to pursue a particular specialization within Biology in greater depth as well as a variety of pre-professional programs that can help prepare students for entry into professional school.
Students can tailor any of the five biology concentrations to meet the requirement for their professional school of choice or teaching licensure. The B.S. in Biology: Health Science concentration is recommended to students who are pursuing a career in the health sciences.
The Department of Biological Sciences also offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies to provide a number of paths to students who wish to work in a health-related career but do not want to pursue nursing.
The B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science Degree Program (Medical Technology) at Purdue University Northwest is a 3+1 program. The first three year of course work is completed at Purdue Northwest. The fourth year must be completed at one of the hospitals affiliated with this program.
Students graduating from this combined program may receive both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biological Sciences in five years, as compared to the six years needed to complete the degrees separately. This is accomplished by offering a supervised and seamless transition from the Bachelor of Science curriculum to the Master of Science curriculum that is designed to better enable our graduates to prepare for competitive positions in today’s job market and/or admission to doctoral level graduate or professional schools.