Science is the study of the natural world based on facts learned though experimentation and observation. As a discipline it requires curiosity, creativity, imagination and focus. It uses the tools from many other disciplines to develop, present and share ideas about the world and borrows clues from many other disciplines to identify areas for investigation. While science as a whole is divided into two interrelated sub-disciplines – physical science which focuses on physical phenomena and life science which focuses on life and living systems – collectively the areas of science improve our understanding of the world and how it works. If the physical world, whether at a micro-level or beyond this planet, fascinates you, one of the many sciences that make up physical science may be right for you.
Students interested in the physical sciences may earn an Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.S.) degree in one of several options.
Kirsten Casey, Ph.D., professor
Jason Barbour, professor
Robert Carp, assistant professor
Dan Ferandez, professor
Eric Fons, associate professor
Beth Hufnagel, Ph.D., professor
Sridharan Iyengar, Ph.D., professor
Kristine Miller, associate professor
Anthony Santorelli, Ph.D., assistant professor
Shyamala Sivalingham, assistant professor
Maureen Sherer, professor
Lynn Tracey, Ph.D., professor
Timothy Shivok, Assistant Professor
Meranda Byers, physical science laboratory assistant
Philippe (Phil) Espitallier, chemistry technical specialist
Thomas Gallagher, chemistry and physics technical specialist
Kendel Hannon, chemistry technical specialist
Deborah Reeder, chemistry laboratory manager
Thomas Wilbur, physics laboratory manager
Yolanda Kumm, chemistry and physics technical specialist
All students taking courses within the Science departments are encouraged to use the many resources we have available to help them toward the successful completion of their science course requirements.
Located in of the Dragun, Room 120 (410-777-6370), the Science Computer Lab has about 20 computers equipped with software to support a variety of science courses. Internet access is also available. You may use these computers during Computer Lab open hours, when a lab technician is present.
Open hours for fall and spring terms:
We have observing nights once a month at the Arnold Campus observatory. We also have annual speakers and events as well as we do a lot of cool research. Come join us! Join this fun-loving group of people who come together to learn about the happenings in the astronomy community and explore the many facets of the sky with our 14” and radio telescopes. Meetings are open to the public. They begin at 7:30 p.m and are located at the observatory in the back of parking lots A & B of the Arnold Campus. We also welcome families and children to attend every meeting.
The Chemistry Club promotes student awareness of and interest in chemistry through campus activities, educational activities, and outreach events.
Several of our courses regularly have field trips as part of the curriculum. For example, each fall & spring semester, Oceanography, Meteorology, Earth-Space Science, & Environmental Science students are given the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities during three-hour educational cruises on a skipjack or a schooner sailing vessel. These cruises are coordinated through the Living Classrooms Foundation and usually conducted in Baltimore Inner Harbor. Students participate in several activities onboard the sailing vessels which include: raising & lowering the sails, trawling for fish, taking water quality measurements, deploying a plankton net, & investigating oyster anatomy. In addition students will be exposed to interesting stories and landmarks surrounding Baltimore’s Inner Harbor including historical Fort McHenry.