Chemistry, Physics, & Sciences Department

The Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geoscience prepares students to reason and think critically, become scientifically literate, and develop a deep knowledge of scientific discovery and process. Students conduct research and acquire valuable experience by attending professional conferences, completing competitive internships, and networking with professionals in the field.

Contact Information

Walda Powell
Head, Department of Chemistry, Physics & Geoscience
203 Science/Math Bldg.
Phone: (919) 760-8619
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*Engineering offered as a dual degree (chemistry or mathematics) program with NC State University

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