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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

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Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science

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Health Studies

Bachelor of Science

Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science


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

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Purdue University Northwest Students Earn Spring Semester Dean’s List Honors

Purdue University Northwest’s 2021 spring semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,792 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

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What Do Health Studies Students and Graduates Do?

Learn more about the benefits of studying health studies at PNW.

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Master’s Degree In Biology Leads To Dental School For PNW Graduate

Chioma Anokwute’s experience in the biology MS program was one of a fine balance between rigorous academics, high expectations of students and the cheering and support needed to get to the finish line.