Biology/Chemistry Department

biology student doing demonstration

Students who want an excellent science education with outstanding teachers, small classes and opportunities to take part in interesting and significant research can find those things at Purdue University North Central.

Our full-time faculty members are well-known in their fields. They are here because they want to work with undergraduates. They go out of their way to offer students the opportunity to learn and grow in the sciences. PNC’s Biology and Chemistry faculty focus on the environment of Indiana to let student research flow easily from project to project throughout the educational experience.


Purdue University North Central’s Biology Department is honored to be part of the growth PNC is experiencing. Over the last four years, the Biology Department has tripled in student enrollment. This growth is a welcome trend and allows us to further our commitment to Northwest Indiana community endeavors, such as the Coffee Creek Restoration Project.

We want to continue offering the highest level of educational and research experiences to the future Biologists who are interested in our program. However, current growth is straining the capacity of our laboratory equipment and facilities.

You can help by making a financial contribution to the department. Your contribution will be used for purchasing new lab equipment and needed research materials that will help further our students’ education and research experience.

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Contact the Department of Biology and Chemistry

Department of Biology and Chemistry
Purdue University North Central
Schwarz Building, Room 120
1401 S. U.S. 421
Westville, IN 46391

Dr. Robin Scribailo
Interim Department Chair
Phone: (219) 785-5255
Fax: (219) 785-5483

Department Secretary
Phone: (219) 785-5298
Toll-Free in Indiana: (800) 872-1231 ext. 5298
Fax: (219) 785-5483