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Physical Sciences

Offered: On Campus Apply

The Physical Sciences department provides training in a Christian environment, preparing students for teaching careers, research and graduate studies in physical sciences and engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

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 strong contribution to the understanding of biological system mechanisms.

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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.

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

This interdisciplinary major integrates biological, chemical and physical sciences with economics and public policy. Environmental Sciences graduates are equipped to use critical analysis and problem solving to address environmental challenges 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.

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Chemistry Minor

In addition to general and organic chemistry, chemistry minors are exposed to one more sub-discipline of chemistry.

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Meet our Faculty & Staff

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Mark Burton

Titles: Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

Logan Collier PhD

Titles: Chemistry Instructor, Post-Doctoral Fellow

Alyssa Helmrich

Titles: Student Success Coordinator

Bruce Houlihan

Titles: Adjunct Faculty

Jade Knighton

Titles: Adjunct Faculty

Edward Lorance Ph.D

Titles: Chair, Physical Sciences & Applied Mathematics

Xiaoyan Lu

Titles: Adjunct

Montana Mellody

Titles: Adjunct Faculty, Senior Lab Coordinator

Aaron Mood

Titles: Chair, Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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