Do you enjoy conducting your own research? Are you hoping to prepare for a career in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, podiatry or veterinary medicine? The McPherson College department of Natural Sciences may be a fit for you.

The Department of Natural Science provides a career-oriented approach to pre-professional preparation in the health sciences, a liberal arts and sciences approach to environmental health and sustainability, a hands-on approach to education in the laboratory and through student research,  and preparation to meet the Kansas State Department of Education standards for teaching licensure in biology and chemistry.
We offer majors in biochemistry, biology, chemistry and environmental stewardship as well as minors. See our Catalog and Schedule for course descriptions.
Our faculty are outstanding and dedicated to meeting student needs.
Melhorn Science Hall contains digitally equipped classrooms and laboratories and is designed to enhance our student research program and to encourage interdisciplinary interaction.
McPherson College offers scholarships and financial assistance to all of its students.
Senior research is the capstone experience for all of our science-related majors and published in the ‘Cantaurus’ – the scientific journal of McPherson College
Tri Beta is group of biology students and professors and who get together throughout the year to learn more about the biological sciences outside of the classroom and have fun!

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Student Research
Senior research is the capstone experience for all of our science-related majors and published in the ‘Cantaurus’ – the scientific journal of McPherson College.

Melhorn Science Hall

Melhorn Science Hall
Our science hall contains digitally equipped classrooms and laboratories and is designed to enhance our student research program and to encourage interdisciplinary interaction.

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Tri Beta is group of biology students and professors and who get together throughout the year to learn more about the biological sciences outside of the classroom and have fun!