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  Aug 04, 2021
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry supports the mission of Harding University. We are committed to:

Model Christian professionalism in the way we teach and interact with students both in and out of the classroom.

Outfit our students with the necessary knowledge and skills through rigorous, challenging, and insightful instruction that they will need for successful careers in chemistry, education, health professions or allied disciplines.

Lead our students in developing their critical thinking skills and their oral and written communication skills. We will cultivate in our students the capacities and dispositions for reflective and critical thought, independent lifelong learning, ethical practices in science, and creativity and innovation to create scientific knowledge all within the Christian worldview.

Engage our students in the scientific inquiry.

Program Information

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded to biochemistry , biochemistry and molecular biology chemistry , forensic science , and health sciences  majors. The Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, teacher licensure  is also available. Minors are offered in chemistry  and forensic science .

The Department of Biology and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offer a research certificate  for undergraduate students. 

As a rule, students with ACT math scores below 28 (R-SAT below 600) need leveling work before taking MATH 2350 . Students with ACT math scores between 19 and 21 (R-SAT between 450 and 500) should take UNIV 1030  (3 hours); those with ACT math scores between 22 and 24 (R-SAT between 510 and 540) should take MATH 1330  (3 hours) and MATH 1340  (2 hours); those with ACT math scores between 25 and 27 (R-SAT between 560 and 630) should take MATH 2300  (5 hours). Leveling work decreases the hours of electives in the biochemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, and chemistry majors and increases the total hours in physical science with emphasis in chemistry major.

A nonrefundable fee is required in each course that has a laboratory.

Senior chemistry, biochemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology majors must take the Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) during their final semester.


Chair: Cindy White, Ph.D.


Dennis Matlock, Ph.D.
Dennis Province, Ph.D.
Keith Schramm, Ph.D.

Associate Professors:

Kevin Stewart, Ph.D.
Cindy White, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor:

Michael Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Melinda Huff, M.S.
Jaime Murphy, Ph.D.


Heather Hollandsworth, M.S.E.
Luke Kays, M.A.T.


    Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceNon-Degree