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…
Abby Gaier started her career in chemistry education at Huntington University and has continued her studies at Purdue University’s graduate school. She sought to finish her coursework at Purdue so that she could begin full-time research, aspiring to a career in higher education. “When I first arrived at Purdue, I wasn’t sure how I would compare with the other chemistry students,” said…
Dr. Troyer teaches organic chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, and chemistry in contemporary society. His primary research interests are in organic synthesis and natural product isolation. He worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceutical company for several years in the area of new drug development.