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Department of Physical Sciences

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The Physical Sciences Department offers a major in Biochemistry that prepares students for careers in the biomedical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, agricultural research and chemical industries, as well as university-affiliated research laboratories, hospital laboratories and government-sponsored research facilities. Minors in Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science are especially useful to future science teachers. The new Astronomy Outreach and Presentation minor prepares students to work in a public or school planetarium. The department also supports other academic programs with courses in astronomy, chemistry, physics and general science.
John Toedt
Department Chair &
Coordinator of Bichemistry Major
Science Building Rm. 456
(860) 465-0182
(860) 465-4335
Zosia Carlquist
Science Building Rm.268/451
(860) 465-4317
(860) 465-4335
Darrell Koza
Assistant Chair
Science Building Rm. 457
(860) 465-5346
(860) 465-4335
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Programs of Study

  • Biochemistry majors at Eastern develop a broad range of basic scientific knowledge, outstanding laboratory skills, superior quantitative analysis skills, and the ability to express scientific information in verbal and written forms.  Faculty from the Physical Sciences and Biology departments teach this interdisciplinary major, including core requirements and electives. A variety of internship and undergraduate research opportunities provide hands-on learning opportunities and inform classroom learning. A minor in Biochemistry is also available to students in other majors.

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  • The Chemistry minor gives students a concentrated program of study through courses in organic chemistry, physical biochemistry, chemical instrumentation and chemical analysis.

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  • The Physical Science minor is designed to give students a foundation in the physical sciences and to enhance their career opportunities in an increasingly technical world.

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  • The Physics minor is offered for students wishing to pursue physics beyond the introductory level and gain experience with the uses of applied mathematics in physics.

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