ChemistryIn 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.


Majors

Biology
Biology Teaching 6-12
Chemistry
Chemistry Teaching 6-12


Resources

Biology & Chemistry Brochure


Department Contacts

Heather Morris

Assistant Professor of Biology
Office Nelson Science Center 214 Department of Biology & Chemistry Phone: 785.227.3380, x8201
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Biography

Professor Morris taught as an adjunct professor in spring 2013 after working in the health care industry in Salina for 8 years. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in pre-professional biology at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa and a bachelor of science degree in human biology at National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. She is a doctor of chiropractic. She is married and has two children and enjoys traveling and participating in church activities.

LORANELLE LOCKYEAR, PH.D.

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Milfred Riddle McKeown Distinguished Professor of Science
Professor of Chemistry

OFFICE
Nelson Science Center 213
Department of Biology & Chemistry

PHONE
(785) 227-3380, ext 8152

EMAIL
lockyearl@bethanylb.edu

LUCAS MCCORMICK, PH.D.

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Chair of Math/Science Department

OFFICE
Nelson Science Center 213
Department of Biology & Chemistry

PHONE
(785) 227-3380, ext. 8149

EMAIL
mccormicklf@bethanylb.edu

MARK MCDONALD, PH.D.

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Professor of Biology

OFFICE
Nelson Science Center 213
Department of Biology & Chemistry

PHONE
(785) 227-3380, ext. 8199

EMAIL
mcdonaldm@bethanylb.edu

HEATHER MORRIS

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Assistant Professor of Biology

OFFICE
Nelson Science Center 213
Department of Biology & Chemistry

PHONE
(785) 227-3380, ext. 8201

EMAIL
morrishe@bethanylb.edu