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Chemistry, Geoscience and Physics

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience and Physics (CGP)* at Edgewood College.

Our department offers degree programs in chemistry, biochemistry, physics and geoscience, and we’ve developed partnerships across these related disciplines to create a variety of innovative collaborative courses, including one for both chemistry and physics students focused on renewable energy. 

Faculty dedicated to teaching and learning will work closely with you to ensure that you are prepared to meet your educational goals. Our students also have many opportunities to learn outside the classroom: students have been co-authors with faculty on peer-reviewed publications and assisted faculty in a variety of research projects. Many students have also attended professional conferences around the country. Our graduates also flourish beyond college, going on to work in private and government laboratories, pharmaceutical development and sales, biotechnology, quality control, environmental and forensic science, toxicology and other areas; a good number also go on to teach science themselves at all educational levels.

Our location in Madison, WI, affords you great access to a many different cultural, social, and professional opportunities. Guest speakers from local hospitals, medical facilities and biotechnology companies regularly come to campus to address our classes, and many of our students find invaluable internships at the same organizations. Edgewood College provides the unbeatable combination of a rigorous yet flexible education, earned at a beautiful lakeside location, within a vibrant city.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for visiting. 

James G. Goll, Ph.D.
Chairperson and Professor of Chemistry 
Chemistry, Geoscience and Physics Department


*CGP is also short for Cool Great People