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Biological Sciences Programs

It takes persistence to make differences that matter.

Whether you’re looking for a degree, minor, or certificate, the Department of Biological Sciences has the program you need to meet your goals.

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B.S. in Biology: Genetics, Cellular, and Molecular Biology

Prepare to be at the forefront of genetics, cellular, and molecular biology with this path of study. You’ll learn not only basic concepts but also the most innovative laboratory and bioinformatics techniques employed in genetics, cellular, and molecular biology. This in-depth education and training will enable you to be highly competitive for entry into graduate, medical, and other professional schools, and it will assist you in securing a healthcare, pharmaceutical and drug discovery, biotechnology, agriculture, or environmental job.

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Program Highlights

Content
  • Top-notch research and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with quantitative analysis
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree

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For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • A level of competency for understanding core principles of evolution, organismal diversity, ecology, biological structure, biological function, molecular biology, and genetics
  • Locate and critically evaluate scientific information to help develop relevant questions and hypotheses, interpret the results of investigations, and synthesize and apply new and existing knowledge
  • Design studies to test biological hypotheses using laboratory, field, or computational methods that meet professional ethical standards
  • Effectively communicate the results of scientific research verbally and in writing
  • Learn independently, analyze data, interpret results, synthesize information, and critically evaluate the significance of research results and new knowledge
  • An awareness of the relevance of biological knowledge to human health and welfare in local, national, and international communities
Next stop: a successful future.
  • Biostatistician
  • Clinical Lab Scientist
  • Dentist
  • Environmental Scientist or Specialist
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Geneticist
  • Immunologist
  • Lab Manager
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician
  • Science Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Wildlife Biologist