The Physical Sciences department seeks to provide training in a Christian environment needed to prepare students for teaching careers, research, and graduate studies in physical sciences and engineering.
This major develops students’ understanding and application of topics at the interface of chemistry and biology with a focus on problems where chemistry has made a particularly strong contribution to the understanding of biological system mechanisms.
This major develops students’ understanding and application of fundamental concepts including chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, changes in state and the periodic table.
This major trains students to strategically tackle complex 21st-century technology problems in the multidisciplinary areas of science, engineering and physics. This program provides students with a firm foundation in physics, mathematics and engineering design – plus develops exceptional problem-solving skills. The attraction of the major is flexibility: take classes in engineering, math and science based on individual research goals. Ultimately becoming competitive for admission into top graduate programs in physics, mathematics, chemistry or engineering.
This interdisciplinary major integrates biological, chemical and physical sciences with economics and public policy. Environmental Sciences graduates will be equipped to use critical analysis and problem solving to address environmental challenges that that make God’s creation vulnerable. Vanguard University was awarded a $300,000 grant for the construction of an outdoor learning laboratory for hands-on learning.
In addition to general and organic chemistry, chemistry minors are exposed to one more sub-discipline of chemistry.