Department of Chemistry and Physics

The Department of Chemistry and Physics provides the theoretical and hands-on education students need to launch a career in chemistry or physics

The Department of Chemistry and Physics endeavors to provide students with both the knowledge and the tools to begin a life-long passion for scientific discovery and achievement. Students learn the laboratory techniques, and develop their critical thinking and research skills needed to succeed in graduate school or careers in chemistry or physics. Students can collaborate with faculty on research as early as their first year, presenting their research at meetings across the nation.

Department of Chemistry and Physics faculty members

Faculty and Staff

Along with teaching courses, our faculty members maintain active research programs and are committed to providing opportunities for students to become involved in undergraduate research. They are directly involved with all aspects of student learning in the classroom and laboratory.

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Students working in lab

Degree Offerings

The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers several degree options for our students. The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society and emphasizes laboratory skills and independent research. A Bachelor of Arts degree is also available and is easy to integrate as a second major in science. A minor in physics enhances any liberal arts or professional program with a solid mathematical, computational, and theoretical background in the field.

Lab research


From working on research projects to presenting at national conferences such as the American Chemical Society Meeting, our chemistry and physics majors gain the meaningful research experience pivotal for the development of young scientists.

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Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SA-ACS) is a student club officially recognized by the American Chemical Society.

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Gagliardi Family Distinguished Seminar Series

This series brings prominent scientists to campus to present pioneering research and interact with students in and out of the classroom.

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Facilities and Equipment

The 40,000-square-foot MNS building is home to the university's science and mathematics departments, state-of-the-art laboratories, lecture halls and faculty offices.

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