Chemistry & Physics

Mission Statement

The overall mission of the Department of Chemistry is to prepare chemistry majors for graduate school, medical school, other professional schools, and industry, thereby increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in these areas. The Department of Chemistry offers a diversity of courses that are structured to educate students who have varied interest and backgrounds in science. The courses range from Introduction to Chemistry, which serves as a university core course, to Instrumental Analysis, which is one of the department's capstone courses. The department is proactive in providing students with the resources and opportunities to enhance their educational training. Those resources and opportunities include the following:

  1. Supplemental Instruction: SI is a program offered through the Dean's Office that focuses on near peer tutoring and after class instruction.
  2. Undergraduate Research: Students have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research experiences, on and off campus, during the academic and summer semesters.
  3. Technology: The classrooms are equipped with SMART Technologies enabling faculty to use nontraditional teaching techniques to augment the student's learning experience.
  4. Small Class Size and One-on-One instruction: The small class sizes provide students with the opportunity to receive individualized instruction.
  5. Professional Development Activities: Students have opportunities to participate in Graduate School Workshops; Attendance and presentation of summer research at scientific conferences; Participation in Lincoln University's Annual Research Symposium; Participation in research seminars from off campus researchers.
  6. GRE, MCAT, DAT, Preparation: There are resources to pay for students to participate in courses offered by Princeton review and Kaplan in preparation for the respective standardized exam.

Overview

The Chemistry program offers undergraduate study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and pre-professional studies in chemical engineering, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health, and environmental science. The department provides training for students interested in pursuing careers in materials science, nanotechnology, forensic science and biotechnology. The B.A. degree is certified by the American Chemical Society.

The interests of our faculty include the traditional sub-disciplines of Analytical, Physical, Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry. The department is well-equipped for teaching and research. The majority of our graduates pursue graduate or professional studies. A significant number of chemistry graduates hold important positions in government, academia and industry.

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Program Goals

    The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks to:

    • Increase the number of research opportunities for faculty and students;
    • Increase the number of students and the retention rate of the biochemistry and molecular biology majors.
    • Prepare biochemistry and molecular biology majors for graduate school, professional school, and industry.
    • Monitor the progress of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology alumni after graduation.
    • Use feedback from graduate/professional school advisors to improve the departmental curriculum.

    Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree, the student will be able to:

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  • Chemistry

    Program Goals

    1. Maintain ACS accreditation.
    2. The Department of Chemistry seeks to:
      1. increase the number of research opportunities for faculty and students;
      2. increase the number of students and the retention rate of the chemistry majors.
    3. Prepare chemistry majors for graduate school, professional school, and industry.
    4. Monitor the progress of the chemistry alumni after graduation.
      1. Use feedback from graduate/professional school advisors to improve the departmental curriculum.

    Outcomes

    At the completion of the Chemistry program,

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  • Engineering Science

    Program Goals

    Currently, Lincoln University has two dual degree programs. These programs are “3 + 2” degree programs. A Lincoln University student spends three years at Lincoln University and two tears at the partner institution. One Program is a partnership with Drexel University.

    Outcomes

    The ESP must document program student-learning outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives. The ESP will assess during its periodic review that students are able to:

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  • Physics

    Program Goals

    Physics is a discipline which lies at the heart of modern science, engineering and technology, while exerting considerable influence on philosophical and psychological thought. A core group of subjects at the appropriate level provides a solid foundation in the fundamental laws of nature and in the most useful mathematical techniques. These are the basic tools of all of the natural sciences.

    Outcomes

    • The student will be able to interpret and explain concepts of Physics covered in class.
    • The student will be able to solve complex problems utilizing critical thinking skills.
    • The student will demonstrate proficiency in the collection and analysis of data in simulations or the laboratory.
    • The student will be proficient in reading and critically understanding scientific papers and will be able to write lab reports and scientific papers according to style of the American Physical Society.
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Contact
Office Address: Ivory V. Nelson Science Center 316; 323
Dr. Andriy Semychayevskyy Chair and Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Physics Department, College of Science and Technology asemychayevskyy@lincoln.edu 7474
Melanie E. Murray Department Assistant, Chemistry & Physics murray@lincoln.edu 484-365-7471

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