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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


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Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science

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Health Studies

Bachelor of Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science


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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.

“Faculty and staff make themselves available at the student’s convenience for any assistance the student may need, whether it be something as trivial as homework help or a topic of significance in that student's life, such as course registration and career counseling. With the help of such admirable faculty, I graduated with B.S. degrees in both Biotechnology and Chemistry in four years.”

Carolyn Blunt, Biology


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Take the Journey


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.

Professor Bates

Contributing to Science

Faculty & Research

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

News & Annoucements

Purdue Northwest faculty member awarded ‘transformational’ research equipment for Health Studies program

John J. Durocher, associate professor of Health Studies at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) who recently was named to a Nils K. Nelson Endowed Professorship, was selected the 2021 recipient of the ADInstruments Macknight Innovative Educator Award by the American Physiological Society (APS).

Purdue University Northwest’s Days of Discovery puts research in the spotlight

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will hold its fifth annual research symposium Days of Discovery virtually on April 1 and April 2. This event provides faculty members and students an opportunity to present their research and scholarly activities to the PNW community and general public.

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Planning for an In-Person Fall Semester at PNW

We are very pleased to confirm that we are planning for an in-person Fall Semester at Purdue Northwest.