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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.

Undergraduate


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.

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.

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

Dr. Maria O. Longas, Purdue University Northwest professor emerita of Chemistry, left a generous estate gift to the university to fund student scholarships.

Support the Next Generation of Students

The Dr. Maria O. Longas Scholarship will provide financial support to full-time PNW students based on academic strengths and financial needs with a preference given to women.

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Purdue Northwest College of Engineering and Sciences announces scholarship recipients

One hundred forty-six students in the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) College of Engineering and Sciences were awarded donor-funded scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.

Dr. Maria O. Longas, Purdue University Northwest professor emerita of Chemistry, left a generous estate gift to the university to fund student scholarships.

Former Purdue University Northwest Chemistry Professor Leaves Legacy Gift for Students

A retired Purdue University Northwest professor who passed away earlier this year has left more than $700,000 to the university. The generous estate gift left by Maria O. Longas, PNW professor emerita of Chemistry, will go towards student scholarships.