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Physical Sciences

Gitendra Paul, Ph.D.

Department Chair

The Physical Sciences Department offers courses for students seeking to fulfill prerequisites for admission to Health Careers Programs (Chemistry 121, 201, and Physics 131). Transferrable college credit courses are also offered in both chemistry (general and organic chemistry) and physics. Students interested in applying to medical school and/or taking the MCAT exam could benefit from taking Organic Chemistry. Undergraduate research options are also a possibility.         

Smart and cutting-edge studio classrooms
The department features state-of-the-art instrumentation and instructional facilities. We have a gas chromatography/mass spectrometer, as well as an infrared spectrometer, along with standard laboratory glassware and materials. Our classes are taught in smart classrooms which include modern studio classrooms and a student/instructor ratio is maintained at 35:1 or below.​​



Faculty & Staff

Name Phone Email Office
Yoriel Marcano, Ph.D.
(312) 850-7399 2401-R
Joshua Oladipo MSc MEd CPhys MInstP (312) 850-7396 2401-094
Gitendra Paul, Ph.D. (312) 850-7398 2401-M
Neil Miranda, Ph.D. (312) 850-7400 2401-097
Halle Morrison, M.S.
(312) 850-4581 2401-095
Merhatibeb Woldeyohannes, Ph.D.
(312) 850-4582​ 2401-098

Support Staff      
Victoria Walker, Admin. Asst. (312) 850-7337 2401-071
Roberto Guzman, M.Ed, Project Laboratory Coordinator (312) 850-7897 4413
Jennifer Guerrero, B.S., College Laboratory Assistant I 312-850-4576 4413

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7398
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 2401-M
Chicago, IL 60612
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8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


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