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Science and Mathematics Department


Jeffrey O. Henderson, Department Chair

David Richards, Keith Drew, Derrick Hilton, Robert Kapheim, Tyrone Jones, Rani Mathai, Peter Sandberg, Julie Stauner, Emeritus: Elizabeth Juergensmeyer, John McLane, Rolf Myhrman


Science and Mathematics offers courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, astronomy and earth science. The coursework of the department is designed so that all Judson students are expected to:

  • Express ways in which science and mathematics are exciting, God-ordained, hands-on explorations of the created universe
  • Become familiar with the scientific method and experience firsthand the process of doing experiments and drawing inferences from the resulting data
  • Be able to articulate how science and mathematics are essential to comprehending our world and making good decisions in all areas of life
  • Demonstrate ways the Christian worldview can inform ethical decision making in regards to science and technology that will impact the world around us

Majors and Minors

Students may major in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, mathematics, or natural sciences.

Minors are offered in biology, chemistry, and mathematics.

Judson’s Division of Education offers several options for students interested in science or mathematics education. Secondary education majors may choose programs in biology, chemistry, or mathematics.

Pre-Professional Programs

The Department offers four-year programs for students who plan to apply to professional schools of medicine, dentistry, chiropractic, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician's assistant.

Students in these programs select one of the majors listed under Majors and Minors, and then customize it to meet the admissions requirements of professional schools in their field(s) of interest.

The Department also offers a two-year program for students interested in a career in pharmacy. After completing two years of basic science and liberal arts requirements at Judson and securing acceptance to a professional school, pre-pharmacy students complete an additional four years for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

Major Objectives:

In addition to fulfilling the Science-Mathematics Departmental objectives:

  • Students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Natural Sciences are expected to:
    • Formulate questions about nature that are amendable to scientific investigations
    • Utilize current information retrieval technology to effectively search the scientific literature and to be conversant with current developments
    • Apply modern approaches, techniques and instrumentation in designing and conducting experiments
    • Use appropriate software packages for instrumental control and data manipulation
  • Students majoring in Mathematics are expected to:
    • Apply mathematical principles and procedures to solve real-world problems
    • Effectively communicate mathematical ideas, both verbally and in written form
    • Become involved in the exploration and development of mathematics not found in the regular undergraduate curriculum
    • Construct logical and accurate mathematical proofs using a variety of techniques
    • Become thoroughly prepared for successful work at the graduate school of their choice

Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar


Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate


Casimiro Vela
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)


Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Catalog and Reporting


Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director


Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor


Rebecca Huguley
Registrar's Office Coordinator
Transcript Orders and Enrollment Verifications


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