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.

Undergraduate

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Chemistry

Bachelor of Science

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Chemistry: Materials Science

Bachelor of Science

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Physical Sciences

Bachelor of Science

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Physics

Bachelor of Science

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Physics

Minor


The friendships, developments and of course the knowledge gained at PNW has given me all that I needed but didn't know I wanted at first.

Ellis D. Moore, Chemistry, BS, 2019

Resources

Outstanding Faculty

Teaching

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

Student Resources

Discover

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.

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.