University of Washington Bothell

Physical Sciences

physical sciences faculty

Welcome to the website for the Physical Sciences Division (PSD). A division of the School of STEM.

Physical Sciences at UW Bothell includes degrees in Chemistry/Biochemistry and Physics. Our students develop strong knowledge in the Sciences by having close access to top teachers and scholars in Chemistry and Physics. Our faculty have won national awards and funding and have an outstanding reputation in their fields. The PSD website provides an introduction to our degrees and news. Specific details on the degrees we offer are on the Chemistry and Physics webpages linked below.

Professor Dan Jaffe, Chair of the Physical Sciences Division


Chris Shaeffer
Academic Advisor

Discovery Hall: Home to the School of STEM
Building Construction

Opened for classes in fall 2015, Discovery Hall is a state-of-the-art science and academic building. With 74,000 square feet, the building features 11 labs, and space for 1,000 students.





  • UW Bothell Chemistry student wins ACS scholarship and 4 students present research at American Chemical Society's Undergraduate Symposium! - Learn more here