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!

Department Chair:
Jennifer Merlic, Ph.D
Science 263
Voice:  (310) 434-4616
Fax: (310) 434-3624


Department Secretary:
Ingrid Cardwell
Science 258
Voice: (310) 434-4788
Fax: (310) 434-3624