A degree in chemistry will prepare you for a variety of career options from laboratory science to various health-professional careers. It will also adequately prepare you to move on to graduate school once you have obtained your degree in Chemistry. This degree includes study of the five main branches of the science: organic, inorganic, biological, analytical, and physical.
- Molecular Biology
- Pre-Medical track
- Forensic Science
- Physical Science Education (Secondary/High School)
Dr. Joseph Lechner, the Department chair of the Chemistry/Physical Science department, obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1972 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the State University of Iowa in 1977. His most auspicious publication is: "More Nuts and Bolts of Michaelis - Menten Enzyme Kinetics," published in the Journal of Chemical Education on April 15, 2011. Dr. Lechner is passionate about combining his love of chemistry and his passion for Christianity in all of his classrooms. Read More
Dr. Joyce Miller, Professor of Chemistry, has an impressive education record, with a B.A. in Zoology from Olivet Nazarene University, an M.A. in physiology from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. She is also certified as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She is the author of "Goals and the annual report: A system for performance evaluation,” and was one of the presenters of "Identifying Salmonella Outbreaks by the Use of Pulse-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) in a State Public Health Laboratory" at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Read More
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The MVNU Experience
At MVNU, the science of chemistry is combined with the study of faith so that students learn proper stewardship of God’s creation as well as the fundamentals of chemistry. The degree focuses on integration of the different concepts and branches of chemistry into a cohesive whole that provides a broad education for those who choose to major in chemistry at MVNU.