Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemical and Physical Sciences

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Donelson - Chair, Garoutte, Gilbert-Saunders, Jia, and Moore
Reynolds Hall 210 • 417-625-9766


The Chemical and Physical Sciences Department is a learning community dedicated to:

  • providing a curriculum that gives its majors a thorough grounding in the basic principles and methods of chemistry in theory and practice
  • offering our students ample opportunities for independent research
  • providing chemistry courses suitable for students majoring in other fields
  • offering courses in support of the health sciences
  • supporting a Medical Laboratory Science program in concert with hospitals in the region
  • providing a positive environment for students, staff, and faculty

Chemistry graduates will find an impressive array of options and exciting opportunities in fields such as basic research, environmental protection, instrumentation, new product and process development, technical marketing, market research, forensic chemistry, teaching at all levels and information science. Moreover, chemistry degrees are valuable in health sciences such as medicine, pharmacology, clinical chemistry and industrial hygiene. The first step into a future in chemistry is a formal education. Since chemistry is such a broad field and holds diverse career opportunities, students should plan their education with a goal in mind.

For additional information contact:
Dr. James Donelson, Department Chair
Reynolds Hall 210
417-625-9345 •donelson-j@mssu.edu


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