The Physical Sciences department provides training in a Christian environment, preparing 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 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 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.
In addition to general and organic chemistry, chemistry minors are exposed to one more sub-discipline of chemistry.