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Welcome to Physical & Environmental Sciences

Our department is built on a strong foundation of dedicated faculty who are engaged in vital research to better understand our environment. This Department is a multidisciplinary unit comprised of three primary groups: Chemistry, Environmental Science and Physics & Astronomy. These groups also expand into other cutting edge fields such as Biological Chemistry and Planetary Physics. With the knowledge gained through research, the Department provides a balanced and well rounded education for its students to understand our planet and how we influence and are influenced by it.

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Chemistry

Better living through Chemistry. Our Chemistry Program will guide you from the fundamental to the hottest field in Chemistry.

Environmental Science

Understanding the dynamics of both natural and anthropogenic environmental change requires knowledge spanning many scientific disciplines.

Physics and Astrophysics

The department offers a wide range of introductory courses in Astronomy and Physics as well as research project courses