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
Celebrating its 50th year, Computer Science at Purdue is one of the oldest and best CS programs in the nation. Despite its longevity, CS is centered in the new, state of the art Lawson Computer Science Building.
- 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 has different specializations - from Business Math to Applied Mathematics, Operations Research to Core Mathematics - led by stellar faculty whose numbers help keep class sizes low, allowing for a great deal of personal attention. Purdue Math graduates have gone on to careers in programming, actuarial work, software engineering, insurance and finance.
- Math Prof. Johnny E. Brown wins Best Professor in The Exponent's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
- Purdue showed well at the 2012 Conference for African-American Mathematicians.
The recent discovery of the Higgs boson had some major assistance from the Department of Physics at Purdue. This major discovery has brought momentum to the field as well as the Department of Physics 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
- Dec. 5, 2013 Global Science Partners dance away Dead Week blues
- Dec. 3, 2013 Meet Anali Sakhala, a CS December 2013 graduate
- Dec. 3, 2013 Several CoS professors inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers
- Nov. 22, 2013 Bio Prof. Stanton Gelvin guests on Science Magazine podcast
- Nov. 20, 2013 Brave EAPS students chase recent tornado
- Nov. 20, 2013 EAPS Prof. Jay Melosh discusses 'asteroid apocalypse' with NPR
- Nov. 19, 2013 EAPS receives $2 million endowed chair
- Nov. 16, 2013 Chem alum CNR Rao (PhD '58) receives India's highest civilian honor
- Nov. 14, 2013 Chem Prof. Peter Kissinger earns Outstanding Commercialization Award
- Nov. 13, 2013 Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research is a great opportunity for Science undergrads
- Nov. 13, 2013 Follow-up on proposed Computer Science expansion
- Nov. 13, 2013 Math Field Day gets area middle schoolers pumped for numbers
- Nov. 11, 2013 Bio researchers manipulate virus for possible cancer fighting technique