Science is the study of natural phenomena. It is the method which is used to answer questions by reasoning and systematic analysis of data. Through the study of the natural and mathematical sciences the student gains a better understanding of the natural world and thus a broader perspective for the integration of faith and learning.

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Dr. Bruce J. Heyen

Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
M.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
B.S., Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

Dr. Norman E. Schmidt

Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
B.S. Bethel College, North Newton, KS


Chemistry Career Opportunities

The chemistry major provides excellent preparation for medical school and other health careers. Over 90% of the medical school applicants have been accepted in recent years. The chemistry major also meets content certification requirements for secondary teaching.

Industrial Chemist
  • Quality Control
  • Product Development
  • Environment Analysis
Graduate School Leading to Master’s and Ph.D. Degree
  • Research
  • Teaching (College or University)
Preparation for Health–Related Careers
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Dentistry

“The Tabor College Science Department has been key to my success in achieving my academic goals. The education that I received at Tabor prepared me well to face the rigors of medical school. Not only did my professors challenge me to learn at a high level, but they also encouraged me to incorporate my faith with what I was learning. The basic science principles and understanding of my beliefs I took away from the science department at Tabor College have been critical to my success as a medical student.” – Eric Funk (g’11).