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Department of Biological Sciences

From general biology to medical careers, our department helps you succeed with a comprehensive education in the biological sciences.

Academic Programs

Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.

Undergraduate


Graduate

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Biology, MS

Master of Science

PNW provided me with a strong science foundation. I was able to build a relationship with many of the faculty and staff. They taught me leadership and allowed me to grow as an individual.

Alejandra Rodriguez
Biological Sciences

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My experience as a biology student at Purdue Northwest was highlighted by ample opportunities to learn and grow both inside and outside of the classroom. Moving forward as a graduate student and researcher, I’ll always be proud to say that I went to Purdue University Northwest!

Jordan J. Nikkel, Biological Sciences, ’21

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My experiences at PNW have given me the confidence and skill set I needed to continue the pursuit of success outside of the classroom. If I could give one piece of advice to any student at PNW, it would be to not be afraid to ask any and all questions. It’s the best way to find the correct answers.

Megan Gliva, Biological Sciences MS, ’21

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College isn’t just about attending classes. It’s also about getting involved, gaining relevant experience and making connections. PNW offered that well-rounded experience.

Rachel Pash, Biological Sciences, ’21

Resources

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Take the Journey

Admissions

Explore how you can apply to our myriad of programs, from biological to medical laboratory science.

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Student Resources

Invest Your Future

Take advantage of resources that will contribute to your success, including scholarships, internships and research opportunities.

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Faculty & Research

There are many opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with our recognized faculty.

News & Announcements

PNW graduates in regalia walk to the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.

Purdue University Northwest Graduates Encouraged to Be Bold in Their Professional Careers

Purdue University Northwest recognized 976 graduates during an outdoor commencement ceremony on May 15. Keynote speaker Alfredo “Al” Sori shared that graduates should possess three key character traits — integrity, respect and courageousness — to be more successful in their careers and lives.

Serving the Underserved: Meet 2022 PNW Graduate Ana Lopez

Having always known she wanted a career in the medical field, Ana Lopez, ’22, will earn a bachelor of science in Health Studies from Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Engineering and Sciences.

Serving the underserved: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Ana Lopez

Having always known she wanted a career in the medical field, Ana Lopez, ’22, will earn a bachelor of science in Health Studies from Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Engineering and Sciences.