Physical Sciences Department
For assistance signing up for any of our courses (CHEM/PHYS/PSCI),
please contact department secretary Sherry Shroyer
Phone: (401) 456-8049.
Who We Are
The faculty at the Department of Physical Sciences is made up of chemists, physicists and earth scientists.
What We Do
Programs of study: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Bachelor of Science in Physics, and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (ACS certified, following one of the three tracks: Professional (general), Biochemistry and Environmental)
Courses offered: We offer courses in chemistry, physics, physical science, astronomy, geology and oceanography for majors and non-majors.
Research Opportunities: faculty members work with students on areas of research including but not limited to: experimental physics, theoretical physics, material science, oceanography, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, organic reaction mechanisms, homogeneous catalysis, green chemistry, and spectroscopy.
Where Our Graduates Go
Waters, Inc., Bristol-Meyer-Squibb, Duracell Corp., OCI Corp., DuPont, Hybridon Corp, Brown, Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Vanderbilt, University of Wisconsin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology—these are some of the places our graduates go on to pursue their career / further studies.
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