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Department of Chemistry and Physics

With a focus on chemistry, physics and the physical sciences, we prepare you for a career in today’s technical workforce or for postgraduate success.

Kickstart Your Career

Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.


I am very happy to have been a graduate of PNW. I have many experiences, formed lasting friendships, and took the combined advice from of my professors and mentors and used it as a guide for my career, and will continue to do so in the future.


Outstanding Faculty


You will find yourself immersed in an innovative learning environment with faculty who are PNW’s “Star Teachers” and teaching-award winners.

Student Resources


Students have opportunities for participating in significant, faculty-mentored research beginning in the sophomore year. Most present their data at research conferences and publish alongside faculty.

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Faculty Research

Premier Collaborations

Our faculty are engaged in a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, including NSF-funded high energy physics collaborations with Fermilab and CERN.

Review organic chemistry structures as you work towards your Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

During a recent solar eclipse, Dr. Aaron Warren gave viewings to students, faculty, staff and community members while answering questions regarding Astronomy.

Participate in laboratory activities, such as demonstration of a tritration.

News & Announcements

PNW announced promotions of nine faculty members effective the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year.

Purdue University Northwest announces faculty member promotions

Nine Purdue University Northwest (PNW) faculty members were approved for promotions for the upcoming academic year today (April 8) by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. The promotions are effective Aug. 15.

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Purdue University Northwest students earn fall semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2021 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,703 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

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2022 International Society for Forensic Genetics Student Travel Scholarship

PNW Crime and Forensics Center is soliciting 10 scholarships for students interested in attending the Congress of the International Society.