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 & 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
- April 12, 2014 College of Science represents well at Spring Fest
- April 12, 2014 Purdue Global Science Partners get 'Amazing'
- April 7, 2014 Purdue Chemistry cited as a national leader in female faculty
- April 5, 2014 Physics & Astronomy Prof. making waves with dark matter talk
- March 31, 2014 Three College of Science faculty win NSF early-career awards
- March 25, 2014 Nanotechnology advances mass spectrometry
- March 21, 2014 Cancer treatment drug developed by Chem Prof. Phil Low closer to approval
- March 13, 2014 Drug Discovery among Purdue's 'Big Moves'
- March 13, 2014 Learn the fascinating history of Haas Hall, home of the Department of Statistics
- March 11, 2014 Association for Computing Machinery goes one-on-one with CS Prof. Gene Spafford
- March 11, 2014 OnTarget Laboratories receives $15 million for optical imaging technology development
- March 10, 2014 Calculus gets a little easier thanks to the Department of Mathematics
- March 3, 2014 CS PhD student wins prestigious research award from Microsoft
- Feb. 26, 2014 Purdue, IU and Notre Dame put rivalries aside for analytical chemistry
- Feb. 21, 2014 Department of Physics to change name
- Feb. 9, 2014 Chem alumnus making strides in hands-on science for the visually impaired