• Department Mission Statement

    The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Physics is to provide a top tier, innovative learning environment in which majors and non-majors explore core concepts in the physical sciences as they prepare to become leaders in their chosen field.

    The focus of our programs is that the study of matter and energy and their interactions lies at the core of understanding both the macroscopic and microscopic worlds of living and non-living things.

    To achieve this we employ a combination of progressive and classical teaching techniques, along with the application of information technology, modern instrumentation, and exceptional hands-on learning. Our curriculum lays the foundation for lifelong learning, builds critical thinking skills, and develops the collaborative work habits essential for solving the problems of a modern society.