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Bachelor of Science Chemistry Degree

We hire highly-qualified faculty who not only know the ins and outs of the profession you seek, but who truly wish to see you succeed individually. And we make sure you leave SNU prepared for a great job in Chemistry. That's why we can encourage you to not just dream, but to dream with confidence.

Chemistry Programs

As an SNU Chemistry student, you can expect a program equipped to enhance your learning. Your laboratory classes will have no more than 25 students, allowing you maximum attention from our highly-qualified staff. In the SNU biochemistry program you will be in a powerful community of learning that is committed to the integration of faith and learning. And be sure to check out the University Scholarships available to Chemistry students. Ask about them when you visit campus. Our facilities allow you to learn through a unique hands-on approach with the use of several pieces of modern equipment. UV/Vis spectrometers. Mass spectrometer. ICP spectrometer. FT-IR spectrometer. HPLC chromatographs. Gas chromatographs. Multinuclear FT-NMR spectrometer. Computerized data collection. Dataflow programming using LabVIEW. WITH UNIQUE

Learning Opportunities

At SNU we know you need more than just classroom lectures to learn. That’s why we create unique environments to take your education to the next level. Consider spending a semester abroad in Costa Rica where you can take several courses ranging from tropical ecology to global stewardship. You will be able to work at the Quetzal Education Research Center in the heart of Costa Rica. Study ecology and sustainability on site in a tropical rainforest! Or even conduct your own independent research. A rare opportunity to find at a private university. Or consider applying for a Lab Assistant position in a variety of classrooms. General Chemistry. Organic Chemistry. Analytical Chemistry. Chemistry stockroom.

Chemistry Professors

The SNU science faculty have one goal in mind, preparing undergraduate students. Their broad backgrounds provide a wealth of information for you to learn from. Each professor has a PhD and provides coursework that is challenging and modern. Courses that will leave you prepared for success in your next step of study or work. Expect one-on-one learning experiences with our Ph.D. faculty and many opportunities for leadership development.

Chemistry Graduates

SNU Chemistry graduates leave well-qualified for their next path. Recent graduates have continued studies in PhD programs at respected schools. Texas A&M. Indiana. Kansas. Cornell. Oklahoma. Ohio State. Rochester. Others have continued into professional schools. Medical. Dental. Pharmacy. Law School. While some have jumped right into career paths. Medical research. Forensic science. But don’t take our word for it, meet Terrance Codd, SNU Chemistry graduate. Codd is currently in his fifth year of graduate studies for physical chemistry at The Ohio State University. His research uses cavity ringdown spectroscopy in the near infrared region to study radicals that are of atmospheric interest. Most recently he has been using high resolution and moderate resolution cavity ringdown spectroscopy to study the nitrate radical. Aside from marrying his wife shortly after graduation and recently having their first child, Codd’s achievements include giving several talks on his research at conferences and contributing to a number of published projects. Currently, he is putting the finishing touches on an article about the vibronic structure of the nitrate radical. “I participated in undergraduate research while at SNU and did a summer REU at Kent State University under Dr. Tubergen both of which provided me with valuable experience. While at SNU I also had the opportunity to get hands on experience with many different kinds of modern chemical instrumentation which led to my interest in spectroscopy,” says Codd of his time at SNU. “The chemistry, math, and physics courses I took got me in to graduate school which will probably end up being a net positive in my life.”

Chemistry Careers

When you graduate with your degree in chemistry from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemist
  • Consulting
  • Forensic Science
  • Medicine

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Study Chemistry at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

The Program
· Laboratory classes with no more than 25 students for maximum learning exposure
· Hands-on modern equipment and many research opportunities
· Lab Assistant and stockroom positions available

The Professors
· Main goal is to prepare undergraduate students for their future
· All science faculty hold Ph.D.s and are experts in a broad range of fields
· Provide challenging and modern coursework
· Create one-on-one learning experiences

The Preparation
· Recent SNU Chemistry graduates have continued studies in Ph.D. programs at respected schools, Texas A&M, Indiana, Kansas, Cornell and more
· Some Chemistry graduates choose to pursue professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or law
· Graduates have successfully moved right into their career fields in medical research, analytical chemistry and more


Alumni Spotlight

TERRANCE CODD
Terrance Codd, Chemistry Alumni, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

Currently: Finished a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Ohio State University.  Responsibilities: His research used cavity ringdown spectroscopy in the near infrared region to study radicals that are of atmospheric interest.

Responsibilities: His research uses cavity ring down spectroscopy in the near infrared region to study radicals that are of atmospheric interest.

Accomplishments: Codd spoke many times at conferences and contributed to a number of published projects, including an article about the vibronic structure of the nitrate radical.

In His Words: “I participated in undergraduate research while at SNU and did a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at Kent State University under Dr. Tubergen both of which provided me with valuable experience. While at SNU I also had the opportunity to get hands on experience with many different kinds of modern chemical instrumentation which led to my interest in spectroscopy. The chemistry, math and physics courses I took got me in to graduate school which will probably end up being a net positive in my life.”


Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More