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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.

Biological Sciences Student and Faculty member

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

PNW's Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building

PNW Completes State-of-the-Art Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building

Years of planning, months of construction and countless hours of work are finally coming to fruition this fall semester as PNW celebrates the opening of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building.

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Purdue University Northwest faculty members promoted

Eleven Purdue University Northwest faculty members will begin the upcoming academic year with promotions, as approved recently by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. The promotions are effective Aug. 17.

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1,763 Purdue University Northwest Students Earn Dean’s List Honors

Purdue University Northwest’s 2019 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,763 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.