Chemistry and physics are the fundamental backbone of all science and technology. Emerging fields such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, molecular biology, alternative fuels, or molecular-based computing utilize chemistry and physics knowledge to make further advances.

Most professional and allied health programs such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and physical therapy require prerequisite courses in chemistry and physics. 

A chemistry or physics degree will allow you to develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are universally sought after by graduate and professional schools as well as by employers. With the demand for scientifically literate college graduates being as strong as ever this indicates that a solid foundation in chemistry and physics is a must to stay on the cutting edge of nearly any science or engineering field.

What we offer: 

  • Engaging laboratory instruction.
  • Hands on access to state of the art instrumentation.
  • A small-feel dept with high access to faculty members.
  • An increasing number of academic support programs, such as free tutoring in the tutor center and supplemental instruction (SI) linked to certain courses.
  • An increasing number of opportunities to participate in Undergraduate Research.
  • Many sources of financial assistance, including scholarships, pay for serving as lab assistants, and undergraduate research stipends.
  • Many opportunities for social and service activities, including Student/Faculty Meet and Greets, the Chemistry Club, the Physics Club, coordinating dept outreach activities, judging local science fairs, giving dept tours, etc.

Who Is Hiring Physics Bachelor’s?         
A searchable state-by-state listing of many employers who recently hired physics bachelor’s into science and engineering positions. American Institute of Physics

Latest Employment Data for Physicists   
Reports that provide the latest data on where physicists work and what they do throughout the economy and at different degree levels. American Institute of Physics

Statistical Research Center home page     
Current data on education and employment in physics, astronomy and allied fields, including full reports as well as individual graphs and tables. American Institute of Physics