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CHEMISTRY

COME DISCOVER A PLACE WHERE YOU BELONG...

STERLING COLLEGE IS A PLACE... FOR THINKERS

EARNING A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY AT STERLING COLLEGE WILL HELP YOU PREPARE FOR LABORATORY WORK, FOR TEACHING OR FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL. Taught from a Christian perspective, our professors help you understand the beauty behind science and how our Creator made the world to work in precise and calculated ways. Coupled with classes in mathematics, biology and physics, graduates are well-prepared to work as a chemist in a laboratory or enter graduate programs. Chemistry has also been a popular major for students that are planning to apply to medical school. SEE WHAT KINDS OF CAREER PATHS YOU CAN TAKE WITH THIS MAJOR AT WWW.STERLING.EDU/ACADEMICS/ CHEMISTRY

For students that are interested in teaching chemistry in a 6-12 classroom, students can major in chemistry and take professional studies courses through the education department to prepare for the education licensure exam upon graduation.

DR. CURTIS BEECHAN, PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY Dr. Curt Beechan has outstanding academic credentials with a long list of laboratory and teaching experience. He has worked for Rachelle Laboratories, Inc., as an organic chemist and supervisor and at Ultrasystems, Inc., as an organic chemist. Beechan was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California in San Diego and Riverside, an assistant professor at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, and an adjunct professor at Christian Heritage College and Grossmont College. Beechan completed his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University and his B.S. in Chemistry from University of California Riverside. In 1996, he won the McCreery Teaching Award, an award presented to a professor whose efforts have provided noteworthy and innovative instruction to Sterling College students during the academic year. He enjoys teaching at Sterling College because he can share his faith through the subject he teaches. DR. RANDALL NEWHOUSE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS Dr. Randall Newhouse has a Ph.D. from Washington State University with a background in physical chemistry and physics. He has worked with undergraduate students for several years through teaching physics classes, lecturing in small groups, running laboratory sessions, training students in lab work, and tutoring. He also worked as a research assistant at Washington State University. His doctoral dissertation discussed atomic jump frequencies in intermetallic compounds using perturbed angular correlation of gamma rays, which has led to three publications in “Defect and Diffusion Forum,” a peer-reviewed journal. Newhouse earned two bachelor’s degrees from Whitworth College: a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Chemistry with a concentration in physical chemistry.

Come discover Sterling College. "The curriculum at Sterling College built a firm foundation in the principles of chemistry to give me a strong start to my graduate work. This program exposed me to a wide variety of analytical methods and procedures for work in the science field. Most importantly, the chemistry program at Sterling reinforced my views as a Christian, showing me that it is possible to be both a Christian and a scientist. Science and God are not mutually exclusive as the secular world would like you to believe." RANDI (MORRIS) WISE ’13

GRADUATE STUDENT IN BIOCHEMISTRY AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

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