The faculty in the Chemistry Department assumes that through the study of chemistry one can understand another aspect of God’s creation. Consequently, chemistry logically becomes a part of the College’s concept of Christian education.
The department offers curricula designed for those planning to enter graduate study in chemistry, teach chemistry, or work in the chemical industry. It also serves those planning for careers in engineering and the health-related sciences (medical technology, pharmacy, dentistry, or medicine). A recent study of Greenville’s chemistry graduates (1985-2000) revealed that more than 80% have either received or are currently working towards advanced degrees. Thus, a major in chemistry at Greenville College is excellent preparation for many different career choices.
The department’s state of the art instrumentation and opportunities for original student research provide the type of experiences for our majors that make them strong candidates for positions in industry, education, graduate or professional health schools.
Pre-Dietetics and Pre-Pharmacy Emphasis:
Pre-Dietetics and Pre-Pharmacy require a strong chemistry component to the education. The biology courses should include cell biology, microbiology, and physiology. Courses that aid the student in communication are highly recommended. The dietitian needs several behavioral science courses since much of their role is often motivating people to change their life patterns of eating. Students will need to leave Greenville after a year or two, or plan to pursue that career in a graduate program.
Pre-Medical Technology Emphasis:
The pre-medical technology training must include courses in biology and microbiology, and 3 years of chemistry. Chemistry courses past the general chemistry should be organic, quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, and possibly 1 semester of physical chemistry, a college math class and general education requirements for graduation.
If you are interested in medicine needs and have a heart for ministry, a desire to serve your fellow man in times of great stress, and a desire to give up personal rights for the good of your neighbor than Greenville is the place for you. Approximately 90% of our pre-med graduates are accepted to medical school on their first application. Greenville's program prepares students to excel in continued medical studies.
The purpose of the pre-nursing curriculum at Greenville College is to prepare you for admission into a clinical program that will complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The prerequisites for a clinical nursing program can be completed at Greenville College.
Pre-Physician Assistant Emphasis:
The Physician Assistant (PA) is an academically and clinically prepared health practitioner. The PA provides services under the direction and supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy in a variety of medical services and settings.