College of Science
- Biological Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences is a popular launching point to jobs and post-graduate studies. In 2011, Biological Sciences had the highest percentage of female students in the College of Science at 57 percent.
Chemistry is a rapidly changing science. The strong commitment to research excellence at Purdue results in a faculty who are at the leading edge of this change and constantly revise their courses to keep up with the latest advances in our understanding of chemistry.
- Computer Science
Computer Science at Purdue is one of the most historic and best CS programs in the nation. The CS department is centered in the new, state of the art Lawson Computer Science Building where robots and Android apps are programmed by freshman year.
- Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
In the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, students research and explore why weather happens and how to predict it. This diverse major also includes paleontology and the study of earthquakes and plate tectonics. Natural disasters are explained and fossils are put under the microscope.
The Department of Mathematics is a vibrant center of research and education in mathematics. The undergraduate program includes a variety of concentrations, from pure math to actuarial science, while the graduate program promotes the highest level of research. Purdue Math graduates have followed a wide variety of paths, including successful careers in business and law, mathematical finance on Wall Street, software engineering, research at national laboratories, and in the highest levels of academia.
- Math alumnus receives world attention for prime number theory work.
- Purdue showed well at the Conference for African-American Mathematicians.
- Physics and Astronomy
The recent discovery of the Higgs boson had some major assistance from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue. This major discovery has brought momentum to the field as well as the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue, where students can make their own discoveries in astrophysics, high energy physics, geophysics, nanophysics, nuclear physics, sensor technology, biophysics and more.
Purdue's Department of Statistics ranks as one of the largest statistics programs in the nation. In the past five years, the department's student population more than doubled.
News & Events
- Jan. 21, 2015 Diversity in Science Forum raises issues, ideas in making science and math more inclusive
- Jan. 21, 2015 Conte Distinguished Lecture: "Phase Transitions in Algorithms and Applications," Dr. Dana Randall, Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m., LWSN 1142
- Jan. 14, 2015 Profile: Chemistry Prof. Marcy Towns
- Jan. 14, 2015 EAPS Profs. Jay Melosh and David Minton talk 'embryo planets' and asteroid formation with Nature
- Jan. 12, 2015 Distinguished Physics and Astronomy Prof. Anant Ramdas has taught at Purdue for almost 60 years
- Jan. 11, 2015 Saturday Morning Astrophysics teaches kids about planets, how to weigh the sun
- Jan. 1, 2015 Bio Prof. Michael G. Rossman finds possible breakthrough in treatment of respiratory infection in children
- Dec. 22, 2014 Bio Prof. Claudio Aguilar discusses Argentinian Science collaboration
- Dec. 18, 2014 Chemistry Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng and his company, Vibronix, featured on Inside Indiana Business
- Dec. 17, 2014 Chemistry Professors R. Graham Cooks and Philip Low named National Academy of Inventors fellows
- Dec. 11, 2014 WATCH: December graduating seniors share memories, next steps
- Nov. 26, 2014 WATCH: 2014 Crough Memorial Lecture with Prof. Mark Zoback