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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:

  • 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
  • Be able to articulate how science and mathematics are essential to comprehending our world and making good decisions in all areas of life
  • Express ways in which science and mathematics are exciting, God-ordained, hands-on explorations of the created universe

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.

Major and Minor Objectives:

In addition to fulfilling the Science-Mathematics Departmental objectives:

  • Students in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry and Natural Sciences are expected to:
    • Formulate questions about nature that are amendable to scientific investigation (major objective)
    • Utilize current information retrieval technology to establish the state of the art in any specialty within the major (major/minor objective)
    • Apply modern approaches, techniques and instrumentation in designing and conducting experiments (major/minor objective)
    • Use appropriate software packages for instrumental control and data manipulation (major/minor objective)
    • Summarize the results and conclusions of experiments in a cogent manner and express them in presentation form (major objective)
  • Students majoring in Mathematics are expected to:
    • Apply mathematical principles and procedures to solve real-world problems (major/minor objective)
    • Effectively communicate mathematical ideas, both verbally and in written form (major/minor objective)
    • Construct logical and accurate mathematical proofs using a variety of techniques (major/minor objective)
    • Become thoroughly prepared for successful work at the graduate school of their choice (major objective)

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.

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