2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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Dr. Swarndeep Gill (chair) | Dr. Mohamed Benbourenane | Dr. Kaddour Boukaabar | Dr. Gregg Gould | Dr. Maggie Habeeb | Dr. Olaniyi Iyiola | Dr. Leandro Junes | Dr. Chad Kauffman | Dr. Min Li | Dr. Mario Majcen | Kathleen McGrew | Attou Miloua | Dr. Bismark Oduro | Dr. Matthew J. Price | Dr. Ali Sezer | Dr. Melissa Sovak | Dr. Kimberly Woznack

For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/index.aspx


Cal U's Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences includes undergraduate programs in chemistry, earth sciences, mathematics, physics, statistics and data science. 

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Degrees offered through this department include:

  • B.S. in Chemistry
  • B.S. in Earth Science: Climate Science
  • B.S. in Earth Science: Meteorology
  • B.A. in Mathematics
  • B.A. in Physics
  • B.S. in Statistics and Data Science

Note: Cal U also offers B.S.Ed. degrees for secondary education in Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Math and Physics through its Department of Education.


The department offers a sub-baccalaureate certificate program in:

  • Data Science


Minors available through this department include:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
  • Statistics


The chemistry and physics programs are located in New Science Hall.

Students studying earth science have access to facilities for research, coursework and service-learning projects in crime mapping, meteorology and watershed analysis. Housed in Eberly Hall, these facilities include:

  • Broadcast Meteorology Studio
  • Earth Materials Laboratory 
  • Geosciences Laboratory
  • Operational Meteorology Laboratory
  • Peter J. Daley Geotechnology Institute
  • Watershed Analysis Laboratory


The national earth science honor society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, has a chapter (Zeta Alpha) on campus. Students recognized for their academic and professional achievements are elected to it. 


Cal U's B.S. in Chemistry degree is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).