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Schools and Colleges (West Lafayette Campus)
Agriculture Management
Consumer and Family Sciences Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences
Education Science
Engineering Technology
Liberal Arts Veterinary Medicine

One of two divisions originally established at Purdue in 1869.

Programs of study>Agribusiness management, agricultural and natural resources engineering, agricultural communication, agricultural economics, agricultural education, agricultural finance, agricultural systems management, agronomic business and marketing, animal agribusiness, animal production, animal products, animal science, applied meteorology, biochemistry, biological and food process engineering, entomology, environmental plant studies, environmental soil science, farm management, fisheries and aquatic sciences, food industry marketing and management, food manufacturing operations, food science, forestry, horticultural production and marketing, horticultural science, interdisciplinary agriculture, international agronomy, landscape architecture, landscape horticulture and design, natural resources and environmental science, natural resources planning and decision making, plant biology, plant genetics and plant breeding, preagricultural and biological engineering, preenvironmental studies, prelandscape architecture, preveterinary medicine, public horticulture, quantitative agricultural economics, sales and marketing, soil and crop management, soil and crop science, turf science, urban and industrial pest control, wildlife, and wood products manufacturing technology.

Associate degrees> Agricultural economics, agricultural systems management, agronomy, animal sciences, horticulture, and interdisciplinary agriculture.

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Established as a department of home economics in 1905; became a school in 1926; named School of Consumer and Family Sciences in 1976; renamed College of Consumer and Family Sciences in 2005.

Areas of specialization> Apparel design and technology; coordinated dietetic program; dietetics; early childhood education and exceptional needs; early intervention; family and consumer sciences education; financial counseling and planning; foods and nutrition in business; hospitality and tourism management; nutrition, fitness, and health; nutrition science-premedicine; retail management; selling and sales management; youth, adult, and family services. Associate degree program: food service and lodging supervision.

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Established as a department of education in 1908; became a school in 1989 and a college in 2005. Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Indiana Professional Standards Board.

Undergraduate teacher education programs: Offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) with majors in elementary education, social studies education, and special education. In addition to the teacher education programs offered by the College of Education, teacher preparation programs are also offered through the colleges of Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences, Liberal Arts, Science, and Technology, with degrees in elementary and secondary education.

Graduate programs: Offers the Master of Science in education, educational specialist; and the Doctor of Philosophy through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Educational Studies. Areas of specialization in Curriculum and Instruction include curriculum studies, education for work and community, educational technology, literacy and language education, and social studies education. In Educational Studies, specializations include counseling and development, cultural foundations, educational leadership, educational psychology, gifted education, higher education, measurement and research methods, and special education.

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First engineering degree granted in 1878. Annually during the past three decades, the college has ranked among the largest in the United States, and both its undergraduate and graduate programs are highly ranked by U.S.News & World Report. Living alumni number more than 70,000. First Women in Engineering Program (1969), and the founding site of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE, 1971–1975).

Engineering disciplines> Aeronautical and astronautical, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, construction engineering and management, electrical and computer, engineering education, industrial, interdisciplinary, materials, mechanical, and nuclear. In 2004, Purdue became the first university in the country to offer engineering education as a discipline. The division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering was launched in 2006. The Department of Engineering Education became the School of Engineering Education in 2008.

Undergraduate programs> During the first year, students enroll in the School of Engineering Education to use its counseling services and obtain a core foundation of science and engineering knowledge before choosing a specific discipline. Undergraduates also can develop their communication, leadership, and teamwork skills by participating in one of the college’s more than 50 professional and honorary organizations.
Graduate programs> Graduate studies dovetail with internationally known, multidisciplinary research programs to provide an exciting learning environment for master’s and doctoral students. Outstanding centers and laboratories — including many in Discovery Park — and numerous collaborations with industry are hallmarks of these programs. The Engineering Professional Education Program offers the professional MSE degree and MSE-MBA degree programs (in collaboration with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business) to students around the country and at some international locations.

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Established in 1963 as the School of Humanities, Social Science, and Education; renamed in 1989 and 2005.

Areas of specialization> African American studies; Asian studies; classical studies; communication — general communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, mass communication, public relations, and rhetorical advocacy; comparative literature; English — creative writing, English, professional writing; film and video studies; foreign languages and literatures — French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish; health and kinesiology — athletic training, health and fitness, health promotion, movement and sport sciences, personal fitness training; history; Italian studies; Jewish studies; linguistics; Medieval and Renaissance studies; philosophy; political science; psychological sciences — behavioral neurosciences, psychology; religious studies; sociology-anthropology — anthropology, law and society, sociology; speech, language, and hearing sciences — speech-language-hearing (science and clinical concentrations); visual and performing arts — art history, fine arts, industrial design, interior design, photography, theatre (acting); visual communication design; women’s studies; teacher education programs in English, foreign language, health, physical education, and visual arts.

English as a Second Language
Location> Room 411, Heavilon Hall: phone (765) 494-3769.

Functions> Provides English as a second language writing instruction to help Purdue undergraduate students meet the introductory writing requirement and to help graduate students improve their writing proficiency.

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Established in 1958 through the merger of the Department of Industrial Management and Transportation and the Department of Economics.

Undergraduate programs> Industrial management (BSIM), a unique program of management, applied science, mathematics, and economics; accounting (BS), a specialized program in accounting combined with management and economics; management (BS), a coordinated program of management, economics, and liberal arts; and economics (BS), a flexible program of study in economics, management, and other social sciences.

Graduate programs/Krannert Graduate School of Management> Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MSIA), an 11-month general management program; Master of Business Administration (MBA), a two-year program offering concentrations in accounting, finance, management information systems, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior/human resource management, strategic management, and several interdisciplinary options: manufacturing management, international management, e-business, analytical consulting, global supply chain management, and technological innovation and entrepreneurship; and Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MS), a two-year interdisciplinary program providing professional training for careers in human resource management; Executive Master’s Program for practicing managers, six two-week, on-campus sessions alternating with periods of off-campus study over a two-year period, assisted by interactive computer linkage to Krannert faculty and leading to an MS degree; Master of Science in Finance (MSF), a 10-month program with a concentrated focus on finance, accounting, economics, and quantitative methods, augmented with material from specialty areas such as capital markets, derivatives, and risk management. Weekend MBA also offered. PhD programs in economics, management, and organizational behavior/human resource management.

Graduate programs/GISMA Business School > Master of Business Administration in International Management (MBA) offered in Hannover, Germany; Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Hannover, Germany.

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Established in 1979 by merging the School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, the Department of Nursing, and the School of Health Sciences under one dean. Became a college in 2005.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Originally established as a two-year school of pharmacy in 1884. Currently offers programs leading to a BS (four years) and a PharmD (advanced professional degree, minimum of six years). Graduate degrees (MS, PhD) with majors in the respective pharmaceutical sciences offered by all three departments. Introductory and advanced postgraduate residencies are also offered by the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Operates the Purdue Pharmacy in the Heine Pharmacy Building.

Areas of specialization> Clinical pharmacy, industrial and physical pharmacy (includes biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and nuclear pharmacy), medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology, and pharmacy administration.

School of Nursing
Established as a program in the University Extension Administration in 1963, as a department in the School of Technology in 1964, and as a school in the Schools (now College) of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences in 1979. Offers baccalaureate, second degree baccalaureate, RN to BSN, master’s (Pediatric or Adult Nurse Practitioner), and doctoral (Doctor of Nursing Practice) programs. Operates the Nursing Center for Family Health in the Johnson Hall of Nursing on the West Lafayette campus as well as several off-campus clinics including the Family Health Clinic of Carroll County in rural Delphi, Indiana; the Family Health Clinic of Monon in Monon, Indiana; the Trinity Nursing Center for Infant and Child Health in Lafayette; and individual or group counseling and support at Mental Health America in Lafayette.

School of Health Sciences
Established in 1979. Offers a group of programs directed toward people concerned with improving the population’s health and environment. The school’s primary purpose is to provide quality education and preparation of students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Also provides course concentrations in premedicine, preoccupational therapy, prephysical therapy, and other areas of preallied health. Areas of undergraduate study include radiological health science, occupational health science, environmental health science, medical technology, and general health sciences. Areas of graduate study include health physics, medical physics, radiobiology, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and ergonomics.

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Established in 1962. Home of nation's first computer sciences department.

Areas of study> Actuarial science. Biological sciences — biochemistry; biology teaching; cell, molecular, and developmental biology; ecology, evolution, and environmental biology; general biology; genetic biology; microbiology; neurobiology and physiology. Chemistry — ACS chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, biochemistry; bioinformatics; computational chemistry; environmental chemistry; general chemistry, chemistry teaching; chemistry/chemical engineering, and materials chemistry. Computer science. Earth and atmospheric sciences — atmospheric science, earth/space science teaching; environmental geosciences; solid earth science (geology and geophysics). Mathematics — applied mathematics; business mathematics; general mathematics; mathematics teaching; operations research; options in computer sciences and statistics. Physics — general physics; applied physics; physics teaching; physics/material science engineering. Statistics. Interdisciplinary science — concentrations in biological sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, earth and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, physics, and statistics. Cooperative education programs. Honors programs. Teacher preparation for all branches of the natural and mathematical sciences. Preprofessional studies (premedicine, preveterinary medicine, predentistry). Minors available in all disciplines.

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Founded in 1964 to provide appropriate career educational opportunities to students whose technological interests and aptitudes are application-oriented.

Areas of study> Aeronautical technology, aviation management, and professional flight technology. Building construction management. Computer and information technology. Computer graphics technology. Electrical engineering technology — computer engineering technology. Industrial technology, industrial distribution, and engineering/technology teacher education. Manufacturing engineering technology. Mechanical engineering technology. Organizational leadership and supervision.

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Opened in 1959. Offers a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree; associate (on-campus or distance learning) and baccalaureate degrees in veterinary technology; and a baccalaureate completion program for AVMA-graduate veterinary technicians. Graduate programs in basic medical sciences, veterinary clinical sciences, and comparative pathobiology. Residency programs in comparative pathobiology and intern and residency programs in veterinary clinical sciences, with specialized training in ophthalmology, theriogenology (reproduction), surgery, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, production medicine, and diagnostic imaging. Offers various continuing education programs. Cooperates with Indiana University School of Medicine in offering first and second years of medicine on West Lafayette campus.

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