Chemistry & 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 Chemistry with Endorsement in Education is offered for persons preparing to teach at the secondary level.
- To provide the proper courses and material contents required to obtain degrees in chemistry and physics.
- To provide necessary courses and material contents in chemistry and physics required for those seeking admission to graduate or professional schools.
- To provide the necessary background in the physical sciences for those students preparing to become secondary science teachers.
- To service other departments that requires courses in the physical sciences as in integral part of their curricula.
- To provide general scientific knowledge for non-science majors.
- To provide student with the thinking skills necessary in the physical sciences.
- To provide continuing educational opportunities for teachers and other professionals requiring advanced courses in the physical sciences.
|Dr. Antonie Rice, Chair|
Dr. Richard B. Walker (Professor-Chemistry)
|Dr. Abul Kazi (Professor-Chemistry)
Dr. Grant Wangila (Associate Professor-Chemistry)
|Dr. Aslam Chowdhury (Associate Professor-Chemistry)
Dr. Miah Adel (Professor-Physics)
Dr. Mansour Mortazavi (Professor-Physics)
Ms. Shaheen Khan (Lab Assistant)
Ms. Janee Adams (Instructor-Chemistry)
- To provide a thorough knowledge of chemical principles and phenomena for those majoring in or minoring in chemistry.
- To provide the necessary course work, content, and laboratory experience to adequately prepare students for graduate or professional schools.
- To provide the necessary course work, content, and laboratory experience to prepare students for careers as professional chemists.
- To train student to demonstrate competence in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of experimental data.
- To introduce students to modern chemical laboratory methods and instrumentation.
- To provide students with the opportunity to engage in chemical research and other self-directed projects.
- To provide prospective secondary science teachers a high competence in chemistry.
- To provide prospective secondary science teachers with a knowledge of the educational and human relations skills necessary to effectively communicate their subjects.
- To provide prospective secondary science teachers with a knowledge of the cultural significance of chemistry as it relates to technology and social conditions, and how chemistry relates to other branches of science.
- To provide prospective secondary science teachers with a knowledge of experimental methods used in chemistry, and the skills necessary to develop meaningful laboratory experiences for their students.
- To provide a thorough knowledge of basic physical principles and phenomena for those majoring or minoring in physics or in other fields requiring a physics background.
- Opportunities for students to collect, analyze, and report data by established scientific principles.
- To maximize experiences for students in the area of applied mathematics.
- To provide students with adequate training in research and seminar presentations.
- To encourage participation in professional organizations.
- To prepare students for employment in fields requiring a physics background.