Chemistry majors at Huntington University have very successful career paths in the following areas:
- Graduate school and research
- Medical school or related health professions
Chemistry students have the option of specializing in biochemistry, pre-pharmacy, pre-medicine, education, or possibly some combination of these.
Personal Mentoring, Opportunities for Research
Chemistry majors at Huntington University experience a rich learning environment through the following opportunities:
- Personal mentoring through small classes
- Research projects with faculty
- Internships with professional mentors
- Job-shadowing experiences
Chemistry faculty at Huntington University have research interests in synthesizing pharmaceuticals, as well as monitoring the speed of their reactions, in addition to other projects.
Comfortable Facilities and Professional Equipment
The 90,000 square-foot Dowden Science Hall features a comfortable learning environment with the following amenities:
- Student-friendly spaces and multimedia classrooms
- Pleasant, art-infused surroundings with fascinating science displays
- An instrumentation center with professional instruments used in industry as well as research
- Specialized labs and research lab space for students conducting research
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How do pharmaceutical pollutants, such as Tylenol, degrade in water? Dr. Nalliah & her chemistry students want to know.
Water Barometer Experiment
The experiment showed that on this particular day, atmospheric pressure is such that it can support a 31-foot column of water.
Two senior chemistry majors spent their summer working with a faculty member to build their resumes and get published.
The Journal of Chemical Education published an article about a classroom experiment written by Dr. Ruth Nalliah, professor of chemistry, and the Huntington University Chemistry Department. It also was selected as the cover story for the Oct. 13, 2015: Vol. 92, Iss. 10 of the publication.
Nalliah’s article is entitled, “Oxone/Fe2+ Degradation of Food Dyes: Demonstration of Catalyst-Like Behavior and Kinetic Separation of Color.” In the article, she describes an easily-prepared classroom…
If you enjoy studying the effects of solvents on CdSe quantum dots and nickel porphyrins then you may just follow in the footsteps of 2010 grad Andrew Schwartz. Today, Schwartz, who was a chemistry major and a physics minor at HU, is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University where he is pursuing his doctorate in analytical chemistry. “My research has…
Dr. Ruth Nalliah received a B.A. in chemistry from Bluffton College in 1989 and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Toledo in 1995, having worked on a project involving laser Raman spectroscopy of heme, the active molecule in hemoglobin. Dr. Nalliah joined the faculty of Huntington University in 1995, teaches physical and analytical chemistry in addition to freshman…