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College of Science Administration

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About the Department of Science Administration

The interdisciplinary science major is designed to provide College of Science students with a broad base in the sciences. By combining a primary area of science study, an interdisciplinary science core, a supporting area of academic interest and the core curriculum shared by all College of Science programs, students explore how the disciplines of science come together to identify and solve scientific challenges. Students customize the major by selecting a departmental or interdepartmental primary area based in science and a supporting area that complements or enhances the primary area. This supporting area may be an approved minor from any college or school at the University or a concentration of 18 credits of courses with a unifying theme. There is a primary area representing each department in the College of Science, however, cross-disciplinary areas may be explored and added as appropriate. With the help of either a faculty member or an academic advisor, students are encouraged to petition for approval of their supporting area.

Students completing the interdisciplinary science major have gone on to a variety of careers - some in, and others out of, the world of science. These careers include medicine, lay and other advanced-study professions, scientific sales, technical and scientific writing, computer programming and engineering.

The most recent information is available at the College of Science website.


Contact Information

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


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

Contact Individual College of Science Groups:

  • Advising - email
  • Graduate Education and International Programs - email
  • Dean’s Office - email
  • Research - email
  • Academic Affairs - email
  • Undergraduate Education - email
  • Science Diversity - email
  • Strategic Relations - email
  • Recruiting - email
  • K-12 Outreach - email
  • Special Events & Alumni Relations - email
  • Science Advancement - email
  • Science IT - email




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