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Southern’s Chemistry Department professors are dedicated to achievement from a Christian perspective.

All faculty members have doctoral degrees representing the major disciplines of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

Knowledge of up-current techniques and equipment helps our instructors prepare students for graduate or professional exams such as the MCAT, DAT, GRE, PCAT, and VAT.

Graduates of Southern’s Chemistry Department have an excellent record for acceptance at preferred graduate and professional schools, such as University of California Berkeley, University of Florida, Syracuse University, Loma Linda University, and University of Tennessee.

A chemistry or biochemistry degree is a strong preparation for a career in forensic science.

Beyond the Classroom

Academic programs are complemented with practical learning experiences in the community and beyond.

Chemistry Club

Chemistry Club is an organization of chemistry majors and other interested students associated with the Chemistry Department. Yearly activities include departmental assemblies, Friday evening vespers, parties, and other opportunities to socialize together.

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Other Important Information

  • Mission Statement: Within a Christian environment of learning, the Chemistry Department seeks to provide undergraduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary for distinguished professional performance in chemistry or other fields that require a strong background in chemistry.
  • Chemistry tutoring: Hickman Science Center Study Area (3rd Floor). Sunday - Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (No appointment needed)


Brent Hamstra


Mitch Menzmer


Bruce Schilling


Rhonda Scott


Matthew Duffy

Associate Professor

Nuvia Saucedo

Assistant Professor

Tamie Suzuki

Assistant Professor

Alumni Voices

Alunmi Mandy Shearer and Jonathan Geach explain how Southern's practical and approach hands-on Chemistry program uniquely prepared them for careers in the medical field and how the collaborative spirit of the department helped them learn how to solve complex problems.


Dennisse Blood | Office Manager


Chemistry Department—HSC 3303 Southern Adventist University
P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315-0370

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