Chemistry is the scientific study of matter and its properties. Since matter is anything that has mass and occupies space, this means chemists are interested in just about everything! Through investigating the substances and reactions that occur in our world, students of chemistry can better appreciate the harmony between scientific knowledge and biblical teaching. With the knowledge and tools for proper stewardship of God's creation, those committed to excellence in chemistry can make a difference in a wide span of concerns and issues.
Chemistry has five main branches: organic (carbon compounds), inorganic (compounds of all the other elements), biological (reactions and substances in living organisms), analytical (techniques for measuring chemicals), and physical (interactions between matter and energy).
During your studies at MVNU, you will explore each of these specialties and learn how they integrate into the large body of scientific understanding.
If your interest is chemistry, you will find a place to belong and excel at MVNU. Our Department of Chemistry and Physical Science offers programs that will prepare you well to:
Work as a chemist in academic, government, or industrial laboratories;
Teach chemistry and physical science in grades 7-12;
Work as a medical technologist in a hospital;
Enter medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy and other health-professional schools;
Do graduate work in chemistry or a chemistry-related discipline, including biochemistry, forensic science, molecular biology, pharmacology, toxicology, and many more.