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 2012 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.
- Prof. Chris Greene wins the 2013 Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics.
- Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson captivated thousands during his Elliott Hall of Music appearance at Purdue.
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
- Nov. 6, 2014 Prof. Brian Greene, Columbia University, 7 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music
- Oct. 13, 2014 Meet the 2014 Outstanding Alumni
- Sept. 30, 2014 Purdue Science Student Council celebrates Science Week with flash frozen fruit, events
- Sept. 16, 2014 Statistics professors get big data scoop with Hadoop
- Sept. 15, 2014 CoS freshmen develop keyless entry for their dorm room
- Sept. 3, 2014 CS-led Center for Science of Information joins Discovery Park
- Aug. 21, 2014 Math alumnus closes out International Congress of Mathematicians with featured talk
- Aug. 19, 2014 CS Prof. Patrick Eugster's start-up is accelerating
- Aug. 18, 2014 Bio announces Fall 2014 seminar schedule
- Aug. 12, 2014 Purdue Chemistry represents well at ACS awards
- July 30, 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa puts Bio Prof. David Sanders' research in the spotlight
- July 23, 2014 EAPS department head Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey wins ADS/Hancor Soil and Water Engineering Award