Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Physics

The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Physics is to provide high quality degree programs in chemistry and physics that prepare students academically to meet the current challenges of the work force and/or graduate school.  The faculty and staff also encourage students to reach their maximum potential through curricular and research endeavors.

A primary focus of our programs is undergraduate research where students can contribute and gain valuable research skills under the guidance of one of our faculty. Many of our chemistry and physics majors are recipients of a JOVE research scholarship, administered through the College of Science and Technology.

We offer the following degree programs: 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry

With concentrations in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Forensics
  • Professional
  • Technology and Management

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics

With concentrations in:

  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Space Science

You are invited to come for a visit or contact us about the opportunity of obtaining your Chemistry or Physics degree from Northwestern State University.  Our address is:

Dept. of Chemistry and Physics
118 Fournet Hall
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA
Ph: (318) 357-5501