College of Science
- Biological Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences is a popular launching point to jobs and post-graduate studies. Biological Sciences had the highest percentage of female students in the College of Science.
- Bio Prof. Michael Rossmann makes a breakthrough in approach to treat viral respiratory infection that affects children. The virus is known to cause paralysis.
- New Bio lab focuses on finding drugs to prevent vision loss.
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
- April 11, 2015 TEDxPurdueU, "Meraki," 6 p.m., Loeb Playhouse-Stewart Center
- March 19, 2015 Chem Prof. Phil Low to receive prestigious AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research
- March 16, 2015 EAPS Prof. Jay Melosh in on discovery of new moon creator, names it after Amelia Earhart
- March 16, 2015 Bio team identifies new trigger in cellular self-destruction
- March 15, 2015 Hoosier mathletes set for national MathCounts competition in Boston
- March 12, 2015 Chemistry Prof. Mingji Dai wins Organic Letters Outstanding Author of the Year Lectureship Award from ACS
- March 2, 2015 Bio Prof. Rossmann helps model virus' 'guts'
- Feb. 17, 2015 Science students vie for almost $10,000 in funding for their start-up companies
- Feb. 9, 2015 Middle School students show math prowess in MathCOUNTS competition
- Jan. 21, 2015 Diversity in Science Forum raises issues, ideas in making science and math more inclusive
- 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