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.


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Bachelor of Science

Students looking at beakers

Chemistry: Materials Science

Bachelor of Science

Professor and student working together

Physical Sciences

Bachelor of Science

Backpack hanging on a chair


Bachelor of Science

Backpack hanging on a chair



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


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.

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.