Chemistry and Physics


The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers majors in Chemistry, PhysicsBiochemistryPhysics-Engineering, and Forensic Science. These majors provide a strong foundation for diverse career options.  At Simpson, you’ll experience a variety of courses and lab work that will set you up for success wherever the force may take you.  

With an Atomic Force Microscope for nanoscience research and a wide variety of laser systems to build, take apart and put back together, you’ll manage to have fun while you connect the atoms. Simpson encourages interdisciplinary study so you become well versed in a variety of topics. Our students to professors ratio of 14:1 allows for invaluable individual attention from instructors.  

Readying graduates for a career in their chosen field is paramount to Simpson. In the classroom, lab or through an internship, you’ll leave here prepared for rigorous graduate school programs or a professional career. 


Success Stories

Travis Mickle ’95

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Department News!

The Department of Chemistry and Physics announces the hiring of Dr. Aaron Santos as our new Assistant Professor of Physics.

Dr. Aaron Santos