Subatomic particles and gigantic rock formations, the chemistry that makes up our bodies and the physics that lets us explore the farthest reaches of the solar system—in our department you learn about the big and the small, the near and the far.

Delve into current research in the fields of chemistry, physics and earth and planetary sciences. Although we are a small campus, our students have access to state-of-the-art technology, including robotic telescopes and a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer.

I truly think the fact that we are interdisciplinary is our biggest strength.
Check out our new minor
Develop practical skills for careers in the environmental sciences when you take a minor in environmental sciences. You uncover ways for returning ecosystems to a place of balance, reversing the damage that humans have done to the natural world and preventing future destruction.
Chemistry student in lab Environmental Sciences Minor
Dig a little deeper

We offer senior-level courses that allow you to explore specialized content or emerging issues in greater depth. The topics change each year and reflect the particular expertise of our faculty members.

Special Topics Courses