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
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.
- Department of Physics & 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
- March 7, 2013 TEDxPurdueU, "Daring Greatly," 1 p.m., Loeb Playhouse-Stewart Center
- March 3, 2013 CS PhD student wins prestigious research award from Microsoft
- Feb. 26, 2013 Purdue, IU and Notre Dame put rivalries aside for analytical chemistry
- Feb. 21, 2013 State Farm gifts $50K to Computer Science Outreach
- Feb. 21, 2013 Department of Physics to change name
- Feb. 18, 2013 CERIAS' cybersecurity symposium to feature FBI science official
- Feb. 18, 2013 EAPS seniors use weather expertise to assist city officials with road treatments
- Feb. 12, 2013 Check out EAPS grad student's new weather blog
- Feb. 9, 2013 Chem alumnus making strides in hands-on science for the visually impaired
- Feb. 9, 2013 West Lafayette finishes strong in MathCounts competition
- Jan. 29, 2013 Bio researchers find potential treatment for deadly virus
- Jan. 16, 2013 EAPS alumnus manages air quality for Ute tribe