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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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Biology Research Certificate

Want to dabble in biology? This is the certificate for you. You’ll get to engage in original research; learn research methods and tools; and discover the foundations of research relating to the history, philosophy, and theory of biology. Then you’ll get to show everyone what you’re made of by designing and executing a research study or project. Pretty cool, right?

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Program Highlights

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



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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 certificate, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Ability to use scientific methods to test hypotheses
  • Ability to use scientific methods to answer questions