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
Put us on your visit list to see more about what Huntington University can offer!
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.
Science and Math
Hear from HU faculty about what the math, science, and nursing departments at HU have to offer students.
Dr. Jonathon Peterson, assistant professor of mathematics at Purdue University, will present a seminar entitled “My Life as a Professional Mathematician.” It will be held Friday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in Hiner Hall, located in the Dowden Science Hall at Huntington University. The seminar is a part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and is free and open to the public. After receiving his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from...
Mindy (Adams) Forst
As an analytical chemist in Eli Lilly’s Research and Development Department, Mindy (Adams) Forst finds challenges not only in her work but also her faith. “Each day I am faced with the challenge of developing scientifically sound analytical methods for molecules that could possibly save or change someone’s life,” Forst said. “I must apply my knowledge and often times...
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 chemistry, and...