College of Science
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.
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.
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
- July 28, 2013 College of Science Alumni Day to feature "Passport to Discovery" at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
- June 19, 2013 Bio Prof. Mary Stiller was a CoS and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church institution
- June 17, 2013 CoS in on Purdue's supercomputing prowess
- June 11, 2013 70 middle school students to become energized with the College of Science
- June 6, 2013 CS students to attend supercomputing conference in Germany
- June 3, 2013 Get to know recent Science graduate Rachel Weller
- May 31, 2013 The first in the nation, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute to bring industry-led collaboration
- May 30, 2013 EAPS Prof. Jay Melosh talks about what hides underneath the moon's surface
- May 29, 2013 Math department head Dr. Laszlo Lempert discusses Purdue alum Dr. Yitang Zhang's prime numbers discovery
- May 29, 2013 Purdue to host high-performance computing for Science summer school
- May 29, 2013 CS Prof. Gene Spafford weighs in on a high-profile cyber security case
- May 28, 2013 Bio unveils particle visualization breakthrough
- May 28, 2013 EAPS Prof. Jay Melosh talks moon craters and ancient asteroids with CBS
- May 26, 2013 Bio department head Dr. Richard Kuhn gives update on West Nile virus
- May 24, 2013 CS Prof. Gene Spafford is CNN's go-to expert on cybersecurity
- May 21, 2013 "Adventures in Computer Science" to bring cyber-savvy kids to campus
- May 19, 2013 Math alumnus achieves huge breakthrough with prime numbers