Purdue University's College of Science is committed to the persistent pursuit of the mathematical and scientific knowledge that forms the very foundation of innovation. Nearly 350 tenure-track faculty conduct world-changing research and deliver a transformative education to more than 1200 graduate students and 4300 undergraduates. We are a community of learners that develops practical solutions to today's toughest challenges with degree programs in the life sciences, physical sciences, computational sciences, mathematics, and data science.
Purdue University's College of Science encompasses the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, mathematics and data science. We are a community of educators, learners and leaders in the persistent pursuit of the scientific and mathematical knowledge that leads to innovation.
Purdue scientists have made a difference in the history of discovery and invention. It's been that way since 1875 when the first degree awarded by Purdue University was a bachelor's degree - in chemistry.
Today, the broad scope of science at Purdue is our strength. Our faculty and students are working on improving health care through improved diagnostics and individualized medicine, searching for dark matter, refining artificial intelligence methods, pushing the boundaries of Mars exploration and finding routes to sustainability in a rapidly-changing environment.
The leadership of our renowned scholars and researchers has created a culture of discovery and innovation in the college. There is an expectation that knowledge will be shared and that students, both undergraduate and graduate, will be involved in research.
Home to the first Department of Computer Science in the U.S. (1962), the college continues to lead the way in data science, information security, programming, networking, databases and software engineering.
The college provides foundational science and mathematics instruction to Purdue students from all majors. All students develop an essential understanding of science and critical thinking skills that will inform their decision-making throughout their lives.