School Name

SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Department Name

Main Content

Department of Chemistry and Physics

The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Physics is to provide basic knowledge of chemical and physical principles, quality science education and training and enriched learning experiences in the disciplines of chemistry and physics. The Department offers separate Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Physics. These degrees are designed to prepare graduates to work as professional chemists or physicists, or to pursue advanced degrees in graduate or professional schools. An enhanced curriculum is available to students preparing for graduate school in the biomedical sciences. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with Endorsement in Physical and Earth Sciences is offered for persons preparing to teach chemistry and physics at the high school level.

Objectives

To provide the proper courses and material contents required to obtain degrees in chemistry and physics.
1) To provide necessary courses and material contents in chemistry and physics required for those seeking admission to graduate or professional schools.
2) To provide the necessary background in the physical sciences for those students preparing to become secondary science teachers.
3) To service other departments that requires courses in the physical sciences as in integral part of their curricula.
4) To provide general scientific knowledge for non-science majors.
5) To provide student with the thinking skills necessary in the physical sciences.
6) To provide continuing educational opportunities for teachers and other professionals requiring advanced courses in the physical sciences.

Degree Programs

B.S. in Chemistry
Curriculum is designed for those students who wish to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or the biomedical sciences, attend professional schools, or work as laboratory chemists.

Objectives
This program provides a thorough knowledge of chemical principles and phenomena for the students that major in or minor in chemistry.

1) To provide the necessary course work, content, and laboratory experience to adequately prepare students for graduate or professional schools.

2) To provide the necessary course work, content, and laboratory experience to prepare students for careers as professional chemists.

3) To train student to demonstrate competence in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of experimental data.

4) To introduce students to modern chemical laboratory methods and instrumentation.

5) To provide students with the opportunity to engage in chemical research and other self-directed projects.
B.S. Degree in Physics
This degree is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional studies in physics or related fields or to work as professional physicists.


Objectives
To provide a thorough knowledge of basic physical principles and phenomena for the students that major or minor in physics or in other fields requiring a physics background.

1) Opportunities for students to collect, analyze, and report data by established scientific principles.

2) To maximize experiences for students in the area of applied mathematics.

3) To provide students with adequate training in research and seminar presentations.

4) To encourage participation in professional organizations.

5) To prepare students for employment in fields requiring a physics background. 

B.S. in Science Education (Physical/Earth Sciences)
This curriculum is offered in cooperation with the School of Education. It is designed primarily for those wishing to teach chemistry or physics at the high school level.

Objectives
To provide prospective secondary science teachers a high competence in chemistry or physics discipline.

1) To provide prospective secondary science teachers with a knowledge of the educational and human relations skills necessary to effectively communicate their subjects.

2) To provide prospective secondary science teachers with knowledge of cultural significance of chemistry or physics as it relates to technology and social conditions, and how chemistry or physics relates to other branches of science.

3) To provide prospective secondary science teachers with knowledge of experimental methods used in chemistry or physics, and the skills necessary to develop meaningful laboratory experiences for their students.



INTERIM CHAIRPERSON
 
Dr. Grant Wangila
(870) 575-8382
 
 
FACULTY  
Dr. Richard B. Walker (Professor-Chemistry)
(870) 575-8894
Dr. Miah Adel (Professor-Physics)
(870) 575-8788
Dr. Abul Kazi (Professor-Chemistry)
(870) 575-8979
Dr. Aslam Chowdhury (Associate Professor-Chemistry)
(870) 575-8777
Mrs. Johnmesha Sanders (Instructor-Chemistry)
(870) 575-7155
sandersj@uapb.edu
Dr. Mansour Mortazavi (Professor-Physics)
(870) 575-8789   
Ms. Shaheen Khan (Instructor-Laboratory)
(870) 575-8048
Ms. Janee Adams (Instructor-Chemistry)
(870) 575-7156