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    Purdue University
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

College of Science


Overview

Interim Dean’s Welcome

Welcome to the College of Science website! We are delighted that you are interested in how our programs can empower you to launch your career. I encourage you to explore the Careers Section of our website. There you will find a wealth of information that will give you an excellent overview of our majors, career opportunities, and other helpful insight. Please explore the tabs to the left of this text to learn more about our College, opportunities for internships, costs of an education at Purdue, and what life is like as an undergraduate on our campus.

Our website has been designed to provide important information with a simple click. But to get a sense of what it is really like to be a student at Purdue and in the College of Science in particular, nothing substitutes for a visit to our campus. Our recruiting office would love to have the opportunity of hosting you for a campus visit to enable you to see the campus for yourself and meet with some current students. I encourage you to connect with them at: (765) 494-1990, or e-mail to: ScienceRecruiting@purdue.edu.

I extend to you our very best wishes as you embark on this exciting chapter in your life. We would count it a privilege to welcome you into the Boilermaker Family!

Hail Purdue!

Craig K. Svensson, Interim Dean

 

Departmental Pages:

Admissions

http://www.admissions.purdue.edu/majors/colleges.php?ClgCd=SCI

Admission to Teacher Education

Teacher Education Program Guidelines 2017-18 

Advising

Seeing a College of Science Academic Advisor

The academic advising relationship in the College of Science is a dynamic coaching, teaching and educational collaboration where students and advisors work in partnership in the attainment of personal, academic and professional goals through intentional interactions that foster informed, student-driven decisions. The academic advising experience is seen as essential to the establishment of meaningful educational, career, and life goals that are consistent with each student’s personal values, interests and abilities.

Academic advising practice in the College of Science is predicated on the belief that purposeful individualized attention promotes each student’s success and increases student retention through the development of academic maturity, the ability to embrace and overcome challenges, and the development of a personal and academic identity. College of Science advisors seek to encourage and inspire student engagement with their university, the global community and the world of scientific discovery.

Students are strongly encouraged to make their advising relationship a central focus in their success plan during their Purdue experience. Contact information may be found at CoS Advising Offices. Make An Advising Appointment

Advising Appointment Options

Scheduled Advising Appointments

Students may schedule 30-minute appointments with their assigned advisors:

  • to register for Fall/Spring semesters, Summer terms
  • for in-depth advising questions
  • for academic/degree planning, graduate/professional school planning and career development
  • to discuss and receive support in addressing personal and academic challenges
  • for general questions and concerns

Students must be on time for their scheduled appointments. Late arrivals of more than 5 minutes may result in a cancellation of your appointment.

Make an Appointment with your advisor.

Walk-in Appointments

Walk-in appointments may be used to drop/add courses, resolve scheduling conflicts, complete paperwork, and to address time-sensitive questions. Appointments are kept to 15 minutes and may not be used for registration or degree planning purposes.
Walk-in appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and therefore, students are not guaranteed to see their advisor during scheduled walk-in times if the number of students to be seen is greater than the time that has been scheduled. Students may see their assigned advisor only unless their advisor is not available and there is an immediate need. Before visiting your advising office for a walk-in appointment, check walk-in times. Times are updated the Friday before the following week. Note: walk-in times ARE subject to change without notice.

CODO Walk-in Appointments

Students who would like to CODO to the College of Science should consult the Non-College of Science Walk-in Schedule and review College of Science CODO requirements for their intended program before speaking with a Science advisor.

Advising Policy for Students Who Will Pursue a non-College of Science Program

Two Semester Advising Policy:

Students who enter the College of Science with immediate plans to pursue a non-science academic program are eligible to receive two semesters of academic advising and PIN releases as they work towards a successful CODO to their intended program. If CODO requirements are not met by the end of their first year, students will be required to request a CODO to the College of Liberal Arts while they continue to pursue their degree goals.

Four Semester Advising Policy:

Students who pursue a College of Science curriculum but who later determine that they would like to pursue an alternate program outside of the College will have four semesters to successfully CODO. A request may be made for approval of the 5th Semester Advising Policy if a student is close to meeting CODO requirements and has provided course recommendations from an advisor in their intended program.

Contact Information

Mailing address:
Purdue University College of Science
150 N. University St
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Directories

Phone and Fax:

Student Advising Office

  • 765-494-1771 (office)
  • 765-496-3015 (fax)

Science Administration

  • 765-494-1729 (office)
  • 765-494-1736 (fax)

Science IT Helpline

  • 765-494-4488

College of Science Core Requirements

Cultural Diversity Core          
Statistics Core       

College of Science Administration

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Programs

Baccalaureate

Certificate

Department of Biological Sciences

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Programs

Baccalaureate

Minor

Department of Chemistry

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Programs

Baccalaureate

Minor

Department of Computer Science

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Programs

Baccalaureate

Minor

Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

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Programs

Baccalaureate

Minor

Department of Mathematics

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Programs

Baccalaureate

Minor

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Programs

Baccalaureate

Minor

Department of Statistics

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Programs

Baccalaureate

Minor