Our Department

Our Department

ACS logoThe Mansfield University Chemistry & Physics Department is housed in Grant Science Center. Our department is a small, yet broad based, challenging but caring department interested in the educational needs and aspirations of every student. We are staffed by well qualified, experienced professors.

Our faculty represent a great diversity of interest in Chemistry & Physics that covers the major areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, biochemistry, solid state physics, astronomy, electromagnetism, and electronics.

In addition to the usual laboratory equipment and glassware, the department has a large assortment of instrumentation available for student use, including, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, high performance liquid chromatograph, infrared, Fourier transform infrared, ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers, spectrofluorophotometer, and scanning tunneling microscope. The department also houses a nice Spitz planetarium.

The modern facilities and equipment are used by students throughout their studies at Mansfield in a variety of laboratory experiments. These experiments and, in fact, the entire Chemistry & Physics curriculum are designed to give the student a sound and broad based background in their discipline. All Chemistry options are structured to meet the standards of the American Chemical Society and the needs of a small department.

Students who complete the ACS approved chemistry degree program will then be certified by the ACS, the largest scientific society in the world. Close student-faculty interaction assures the student of access to and the attention of our faculty.

In addition to the traditional curriculum offerings, we also offer opportunities for students to perform undergraduate research with a faculty member or to participate in a cooperative education program with an industry. The goals of the Chemistry & Physics Department, and those of Mansfield University, are to offer a quality, liberal arts educational experience, combined with a concentration in a major academic discipline at an affordable cost. Mansfield is in a unique position to provide such an experience. We are small. We have a low student - faculty ratio. Our faculty are committed to teaching excellence and a liberal arts curriculum. All of these combine to assure a quality educational environment. Our affiliation with the state of Pennsylvania assures accredited and affordable education.