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Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry is often called the ‘central science’ — a vital component of the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics] fields that have experienced growing employment opportunities and increasing salaries for decades.

Studies argue that careers in STEM fields are critical to economic competitiveness because of their direct ties to innovation and productivity. Our programs train students to hit the ground running in these fields — either in industry or academia — by providing a comprehensive grounding in the fundamentals of chemistry and biochemistry.

Our department is vibrant and active with enthusiastic, energetic faculty who enjoy working closely with undergraduate students — in and out of the classroom. Our class sizes are small and most of our lab sections are taught by full-time faculty members.

In the past few years our alumni have entered graduate programs at prestigious schools, including Cal-Berkeley, Columbia, Northwestern, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. Other alumni have entered medical school at Brown, Tulane, UConn, USUHS, and Wake Forrest, dental school at Tufts, and pharmacy school at the MCPHS. Still others found employment at Merck, Hanna Instruments, and Organogenesis.

Our alumni make us proud of our past. We want you to help define our future.

Greetings from the Chair


Hello and welcome to our website. However you have found your way here, I hope the information on these pages will give you a good sense of the current goings-on in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Please contact me or any of the other faculty members in our department if you would like to ask specific questions about our department.

Paul Thomas Czech Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
pczech@providence.edu

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Locations: Sowa Hall 238
Phone: (401)865-2379
Fax: (401)865-1438

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