We are committed to a quality and broad education in the sciences by encouraging and supporting teaching excellence, and by fostering research and community outreach activities.
Science plays an important role in our daily lives and is more exciting today than ever before due to the swiftness with which new insights are obtained and applied to human challenges and opportunities, such as population growth, disease, pollution, energy shortages, and new technology.
First Rate Faculty
The College of Engineering and Sciences provides you the opportunity to pursue a career in science by interacting with first-rate scientists who also are gifted teachers.
Beyond the Classroom
The College also provides an education for students whose goal is not a scientific career but who wish to gain a general education with emphasis on scientific aspects of society. Emphasis is placed on teaching fundamental principles so that the students can develop a motivation for continuing to learn long after graduation.
Purdue-educated biologists function in many ways: as technicians, technologists, and scientists in industry, government, hospitals, and academic institutions; as teachers in high schools and community colleges; and, given additional talents and training, as science writers, editors, illustrators, and sales personnel in pharmaceutical, hospital, and scientific supply industries.
Graduate School Opportunities
Many graduates later earn a Master of Science or Ph.D. degree, preparing them for positions that involve teaching and research in universities or in industrial or medical laboratories. A basic education in biology is good preparation for advanced work in various aspects of applied pharmacy, agriculture, dentistry, medicine, genetic counseling, marine biology, optometry, veterinary medicine, behavioral sciences, biomedical and environmental engineering, forestry, and wildlife, range, and water management.