College of Science

The College of Science consists of three instructional departments:

  • Department of Biology and Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics
  • Department of Nursing

We are committed to a quality and broad education in the sciences at the undergraduate level by encouraging and supporting teaching excellence, and by fostering research and community outreach activities.

Science plays an important role in our daily lives and is more exciting today than ever before due to the swiftness with which new insights are obtained and applied to human challenges and opportunities, such as population growth, disease, pollution, energy shortages, and new technology. The College of Science provides you the opportunity to pursue a career in science by interacting with first-rate scientists who also are gifted teachers.

The College of Science also provides an education for students whose goal is not a scientific career but who wish to gain a general education with emphasis on scientific aspects of society. Emphasis is placed on teaching fundamental principles so that the students can develop a motivation for continuing to learn long after graduation.

The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers courses leading toward the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. As part of the baccalaureate degree, concentrations can be earned in Ecology, Microbiology, Pre-dentistry, Pre-medicine, and Pre-veterinary Medicine. In addition, the Department offers Minors in Ecology and Chemistry.

The Mathematics/Statistics/Physics Department offers courses in Astronomy, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics to fulfill degree requirements, along with courses designed to enable a student to transfer to another Purdue University campus, or other college or university, to complete a baccalaureate degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Physics.

The Department of Nursing provides students with the opportunity to obtain an Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of either degree programs and the requirements of the Indiana State Board of Nursing, the graduate applies to take the NCLEXRN exam. Success on the NCLEXRN exam is necessary before the Registered Nurse (RN) title is granted by the Indiana State Board of Nursing. In addition, there is an RN/BS completion program that provides RN's who have an Associate or Diploma degree from an accredited school the opportunity to complete the course work necessary for a Bachelor of Science degree.

These departments will prepare you for a variety of careers and advanced graduate and professional study after graduation. We are proud of our students, our alumni, our staff, and our faculty.

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