Purdue college/school names

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1. MAJOR ACADEMIC UNITS at Purdue West Lafayette

Academic colleges/schools

College of Agriculture
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Pharmacy
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
College of Science
College of Veterinary Medicine


Exploratory Studies
Honors College
Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Purdue University Libraries


2. SCHOOLS AND DEPARTMENTS within the academic colleges

The list does not include administrative and program units. Tips:

a. Alphabetical order is by field of study, thus “Aeronautics” followed by “Biomedical.”
b. In spelled-out full or short versions of any name, do not interchange “and” with “&.”
c. Retain serial commas that are internal to names where possible.
d. Be wary of “science” vs. “sciences” in unit names.
e. Every academic college homepage has a way to link to its departments/schools.

College of Agriculture
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Department of Agricultural Economics
Department of Agronomy
Department of Animal Sciences
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Department of Entomology
Department of Food Science
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. Business School
Department of Economics
Department of Management

College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Educational Studies

College of Engineering
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
Division of Construction Engineering and Management
Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering Education
Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering *
School of Industrial Engineering
School of Materials Engineering
School of Mechanical Engineering
School of Nuclear Engineering

College of Health and Human Sciences
Division of Consumer Science
Department of Health and Kinesiology
School of Health Sciences
White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
            (Note the hyphen, spacing and comma.)
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
School of Nursing
Department of Nutrition Science
Department of Psychological Sciences
Department of Public Health
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Anthropology
Bands & Orchestras
Brian Lamb School of Communication
Department of English
Department of History
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Languages and Cultures
Department of Philosophy
Department of Political Science
Department of Sociology
Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance

College of Pharmacy
Department of Industrial and Molecular Pharmaceutics
Borch Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacy Practice

Purdue Polytechnic Institute
School of Aviation and Transportation Technology
Department of Computer and Information Technology
Department of Computer Graphics Technology
School of Construction Management Technology
School of Engineering Technology
Division of Military Science and Technology
Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation (correct: no commas)

College of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
James Tarpo Jr. and Margaret Tarpo Department of Chemistry
Department of Computer Science
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Statistics

College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

* Environmental and Ecological Engineering has expressed a preference that first reference will be “Environmental and Ecological Engineering, a standalone academic unit in the College of Engineering” and then references after that will be “EEE,” “academic unit” or “unit.” Officially, it is a division within the college, not within any school or other portion of the college.