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Physical Sciences Department Staff

(401) 456-8049


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Physical Sciences Department

For assistance signing up for any of our courses (CHEM/PHYS/PSCI),
please contact administrative assistant Bradley Mehlenbacher
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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Page last updated: October 30, 2020