Chemistry students in lab at Milligan University

The chemistry major prepares students for careers in industry, research, engineering, technical sales, environmental sciences, public health, teaching, and biomedical sciences. Foundational knowledge of physics and math are gained as students concentrate in organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry, plus biochemistry, quantitative analysis, quantum chemistry, and computational chemistry.

Both the B.A. and B.S., as well as a minor, are available.

Student Perspective
Studying Science at a Small College

Milligan alumna Kerri Beth Slaughter Boggs (’16) is is now a biochemistry Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky, where she investigates the replication and transmission of respiratory viruses.

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Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan University Catalog (link below). The Milligan University academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.


Brian Eisenback
Area Chair of Scientific Learning; Associate Professor of Biology

Dick Lura
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Matthew McDonald
Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Director of Study Abroad

Kristen Mudrack
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

Ashley Stiltner
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

Nathaniel Wentzel
Assistant Professor of Physics

Michael Whitney
Associate Professor of Biology

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