In the biology and chemistry programs, you will acquire the skills necessary to investigate natural phenomena in the field and laboratory and learn how to communicate these findings to others.
Students interested in pre-health programs, including pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, pre-physical therapy, pre-pharmacy and pre-dentistry, often major in biology and/or chemistry. Bethany students have a high placement rate into professional health programs. Our students’ success in medical school is due to our rigorous course work, intensive faculty mentoring and strong faculty/med school relationships.
Through Bethany’s unique internship program, Experienced-Based Education (EBE), Bethany science students have studied pharmacology and chemistry in research laboratories, ground squirrels in New York, and rhinos in their native African habitat. Each year dozens of students observe physicians, physical therapists, pharmacists and other professionals through our EBE program.
Mark Kozubowski is a professor of biology at Bethany College. He has been a member of the Bethany College faculty since 1988. He teaches classes in biology, anatomy and physiology, histology and environmental science.
Kozubowski earned a Doctorate in physiology and cell biology at Kansas University. He holds a Masters Degree in biology from St. Bonaventure University and a Bachelors Degree in biology from Loyola University, Chicago.
At Bethany College, Kozubowski formerly served as Science Division Chair. He also was a charter member of the Pi Mu Chapter of Beta Beta Beta. Currently, he is the advisor of this honorary biology society.
Loranelle Lockyear is a professor of chemistry at Bethany College. She has been a member of the Bethany College faculty since 2002.
At Bethany College, Lockyear teaches general chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and scientific research & writing. She is an advisor of the Bethany College Bio-Chem Club.
Lockyear’s research has been published in many scientific journals. In 2005, she contributed two chapters to the book Microfluidic Techniques: Reviews and Protocols. She co-holds an international patent for an “Apparatus and Method for Trapping Bead Based Reagents within Microfluidic Analysis Systems.”
Lockyear has given presentations of her work at Kansas State University, the American Chemical Society National Meeting, micro-TAS, Pittcon, and numerous other venues.
Previously, Lockyear has done post-doctoral research with Jed Harrison at the University of Alberta and taught at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
Lockyear earned her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mark McDonald is an associate professor of biology, member of the Faculty Senate and is the former Science Division Chair at Bethany College. He has been a member of the faculty since 1996.
At Bethany College, McDonald teaches general biology, microbiology, genetics, immunology, ecology and scientific research and writing. He advises students in pre-medical, pre-veterinary and other pre-professional health programs.
McDonald earned his Ph.D. in ecology and systematics from Kansas State University in 1996 and his B.A. in biology from Bethany College in 1991.
Previously, McDonald taught at Highland Community College-Wamego and was a graduate teaching assistant at Kansas State University.