Department of Physical Science

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Science is a way of knowing about the world. It includes making observations, developing hypotheses, testing the hypotheses in controlled experiments, and drawing conclusions from the data.

Chemistry and physics are ways of knowing about the composition, structure, function and properties of substances and the transformations they undergo.

Chemists work to understand and interpret patterns in the behavior of molecules and to make those patterns usable to others. Their creative work in this century has enabled us to transform the way human life is conducted on this planet. They play a large role in solving the everyday problems of health, comfort and welfare.


What career options do chemistry majors have?:

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Chemical Engineer Industrial Chemist Environmental Chemist Forensic Scientist Laboratory Manager Food Chemist Biochemist Laboratory Technician Educator Consultant Sales Representative Laboratory Designer Pharmaceutical Researcher Research Chemist


To contact us, use the links on this page or call:
414-382-6203
FAX: 414-382-6354

Our "Snail Mail" address is:
Dept. of Chemistry
Alverno College
PO Box 343922
Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922


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Last update: 6/14/99 by Rebecca Burton, Dept. of Biology, Alverno College.