As a chemistry student at MNU, you’ll investigate molecular shape and structure, liquid and solid behavior, thermodynamics, acid/base chemistry, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics, organic compounds, quantitative analysis, forensic chemistry, physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, polymer chemistry and biochemistry. This curriculum gives you excellent preparation for graduate study or medical school.
Our high-tech chemistry labs are equipped with leading-edge equipment, including a gas chromatograph, high performance liquid chromatograph and nuclear
magnetic resonance, infrared, ultraviolet and atomic absorption spectrometers—instruments found in research university, government, and industrial labs.
Small lab sizes ensure that you have plenty of opportunity to conduct hands-on experiments and gain experience with lab technology and techniques—beginning your freshman year!
Your junior or senior year, you will participate in our challenging research program, expanding you knowledge of scientific practice and making you a competitive candidate for graduate school or medical school.
We offer two types of chemistry degrees to choose from, giving you greater flexibility in preparing for a career in science.
> Bachelor of Arts
Our Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry is designed for students who want a broad, interdisciplinary experience. The advantage of a BA is the opportunity to double major. A Chemistry/Biology dual major would an excellent choice for pre-med students or students wanting to pursue biochemistry.
> Bachelor of Science
Our Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is designed for students who plan to pursue a career in chemistry or graduate work in chemistry or sciences that require graduate school, professional school, or specialized training.
"It was a pull-out-your-hair, stay-up-all-night, study-til-you-puke difficult class. But looking back, it was the most beneficial class I’ve ever taken. I didn’t just learn facts; I also learned to be intuitive about how molecules work. That made it easy to ace Medicinal Chemistry in pharmacy school."
“I love that we can provide an academically rigorous program—our curriculum has been designed to meet American Chemical Society guidelines—with small class sizes, research opportunities, and a focus on student learning.”
Jordan Mantha, PhD
Expert professors have a passion for chemistry. The chemistry faculty care deeply about the learning and personal development of each and every chemistry major. You will not be a number, you will be mentored. You’ll find the small classes, close relationships with PhD faculty, essential friendships with fellow students and a faith perspective that is a perfect fit.
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At MNU you can expect to use both "wet laboratory" techniques and modern instruments for chemical analysis. Some of the instruments you will use are:
A number of scholarships and awards are available to chemistry students:
Touching every aspect of chemistry, you could become a(n):
Hazardous Waste Manager
Food and Drug Inspector
Curious about additional Chemistry career paths? The American Chemistry Society can help you uncover many more career possiblities.