College of Science
- Biological Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences is a popular launching point to jobs and post-graduate studies. Biological Sciences has the highest percentage of female students in the College of Science.
- Bio Prof. Michael Rossmann finds clues to functions of mysterious 'mimivirus.'
- Bio team identifies new trigger in cellular self-destruction.
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
- Oct. 5, 2015 Physics and Astronomy Prof. Chris Greene to help establish the Purdue Quantum Center
- Sept. 25, 2015 EAPS Prof. Jonathan M. Harbor receives honorary doctorate from Stockholm University
- Aug. 20, 2015 Dark matter research shining for Physics and Astronomy professor
- July 30, 2015 Bio faculty represent at "Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences" presentations
- July 17, 2015 Physics and Astronomy's David Nolte named Purdue's newest distinguished professor
- July 15, 2015 EAPS professors receive Pluto data from NASA, New Horizons
- July 6, 2015 Purdue Chemistry-bred startup receives $100K to battle cancer
- June 26, 2015 CoS student helps create first smart mirror
- June 22, 2015 Where did the moon come from? EAPS Prof. Jay Melosh tells the BBC
- June 16, 2015 Bio and Chem faculty successfully target 'Achilles' heel' of MERS virus
- May 14, 2015 VIDEO: Spotlight on Chemistry Prof. Graham Cooks' mass spectrometry research