Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Chemistry

Do you carry around a pocket version of the periodic table, just in case?
Do you enjoy conducting experiments with different chemicals in the lab?

Are you interested in terms such as spectroscopy of stars and quantum mysteries?

If you answered yes, then chemistry could be the major for you!

Chemistry is the inquisitive science in search of understanding the nature of reactions in our bodies and the world around us. Chemistry is entering the lives of each of us more intimately through alternative fuels, high temperature superconductors, and the search for a genetic switch to immortality. Tomorrow’s world is the world of chemistry.

A chemistry degree gives you the opportunity of studying a wide variety of specialized chemical fields, such as:

•   Biochemistry

•   Astrochemistry

•   Environmental chemistry

•   Forensic chemistry

•   Polymer chemistry

•   Quantum chemistry


2013-2014 Program Catalog


Major Tracks


Bachelor of Science

General Track

Bachelor of Science

Pre-Professional Track

Science Education

Chemistry Emphasis


A minor in chemistry and biochemistry is also offered.

Program Highlights


Research Opportunities

You’ll have the unique experience of working one-on-one with a faculty member on an original research project with the goal of publishing or presenting the outcome at several national, state and regional meetings, including the Sigma Zeta national conference.

Internships/Fellowships

Prior to graduation, you’ll have diverse opportunities to gain experience, while earning academic credit, through participation in internships with local companies and/or summer research fellowships.


Employment


Majors in chemistry are prepared for employment in chemical and biochemical technology upon graduation or for graduate school. The pre-professional track prepares students for professional studies in fields such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry or veterinary science.


Some of the companies that our recent graduates are working for include:


•   American Bottoms

•   Anheuser-Busch

•   Apath LLC

•   Forensic Lab of Missouri State Highway Patrol

•   Sigma-Aldrich Company


Meet the Faculty


Feza OzturkDr. Feza Ozturk

Professor of Chemistry
Voigt Science Hall 218
(618) 537-6935
fozturk@mckendree.edu

Myron ReeseDr. Myron Reese

Professor of Chemistry
Voigt Science Hall 207
(618) 537-6814
mreese@mckendree.edu