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Physical Sciences Department


Welcome to the Physical Science Department at Santa Monica College! Our mission is to give our students the best possible preparation in chemistry and physics, enabling them to transfer seamlessly to four-year institutions. Towards that end, we employ a highly dedicated and knowledgeable faculty supported by an excellent technical staff.  The departmental facilities are state of the art and include such instrumentation as FT-NMR and FT-IR spectrometers. Join us at what we think is the best Physical Science Department at the best Community College in the country!

Career Options

Students who take courses in chemistry, physics, and/or engineering are usually preparing for transfer to a four year institution and/or entrance into a professional program.  Our courses prepare students for careers in engineering, scientific research, environmental fields, and health professions including pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, and nursing.

Programs of Study

Degrees & Certificates


Contact Info

SCI 258

Phone Number
(310) 434-4788

Jamey AndersonDepartment Chair

Ingrid CardwellDepartment secretary

For prerequisite waivers in Chemistry and Physics:


Office Hours

Monday - Friday:
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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