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.
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.
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.
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
degree is designed to prepare students for graduate or professional
studies in physics or related fields or to work as professional
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.
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.
B.S. in Science Education (Physical/Earth Sciences)
To provide prospective secondary science teachers a high competence in chemistry or physics discipline.
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.
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