Prospective students who have been admitted to Purdue University North Central and plan to major in Biology, Nursing or Health Studies during the upcoming fall semester and high school seniors who have taken a PNC concurrent enrollment class in biology or chemistry, are invited to learn more about the many opportunities that PNC has to offer at a College of Science Open House on Tuesday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Library Student Faculty (LSF) Building, Room 144.
The prospective students are asked to bring their parents and together they will get a first-hand look at the PNC College of Science, its exciting academic programs and the career options that are open to students who earn these popular and marketable degrees.
The PNC College of Science areas of study include Biology/Chemistry, Mathematics/Statistics/Physics, Nursing and Health Studies. Its graduates have pursued productive, satisfying careers. Many have continued their studies in pharmacy, medical, dental, veterinary and graduate schools located throughout the country.
The reception will give prospective students and parents the opportunity to meet with PNC faculty and department chairs to learn more about the academic programs, curriculum and careers.
There will be tours so the prospective students will get a close-up look at the chemistry lab, training rooms, Nursing lab and the Nursing “Sim” lab where students have a variety of hands-on skills lab opportunities utilizing mannequins and models.
Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to bring their questions.
The athletic training offices and work area will be open so that students can learn more about careers in athletics and physical therapy.
In addition, there will be informational displays set up for prospective students and their parents so that they can meet representatives from PNC Admissions, Athletics, Financial Aid, Graduate and Extended Learning, Honors Program, Modern Languages, Police Department and RAD, Student Success Center, Student Support Services and Supplemental Instruction.
Representatives of many campus student clubs will be available to discuss the opportunities their clubs present. They include: Astronomy Club, Circle K, Delta Sigma (science club), Math Club, Physics Club, Pre-Vet Club, STAND (Nursing) and Tri-Beta (biology honor society). Getting involved early in clubs is encouraged not only for increasing learning opportunities and networking, but also for helping meet lifelong friends.
Every student who completes the event will receive a PNC College of Science lab coat and safety glasses to keep. There will be a “bedazzle” station so that students can decorate their glasses.
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and can be completed at: http://www.pnc.edu/academics/cs/cos-open-house/.