Uncover the physical world and its phenomena.
Within the Department of Natural Sciences, we offer majors biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and environmental stewardship. We also offer minors in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and environmental stewardship.
Our student-focused research facility has dedicated labs and equipment for you to have full access to all the laboratory technology, growing your experience starting day one. Because your classes and labs are intentionally small, you’ll receive individual attention from faculty members—not a teaching assistant. This leads to connections lasting beyond your college years.
You’ll begin research your junior year and select a research project based on your unique interests. This helps you learn how to read and analyze scientific data, write proposals, make a scientific presentation and then become the lead author of your own paper that is published in the college’s science journal, Cantaurus. Your research experience will make you a competitive candidate for graduate and doctoral programs.
Natural Science Full-tuition Scholarship
McPherson College offers one full-tuition scholarship for students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Stewardship. Two $6,000 scholarships are also awarded to runners-up. Application required and deadline is March 1, 2021.
Featured Natural Sciences Student Story
"The support I received was unbelievable... it all prepared me for getting into medical school.”Keisha England '19, Biochemistry
When Keisha learned of the high percentage of McPherson College students who apply to graduate school are accepted and that it would be affordable for her attend, her decision was easy.
“The research aspect is very unique. I was better prepared than many of the students I competed against."Parkes Wolters '19, Biochemistry
Wolters was among the McPherson College seniors that presented capstone projects at the annual meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science where he placed first in oral presentations.
Natural Science Minors
Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Stewardship
Pursue a program which will prepare you for specialized training or advanced study beyond a bachelor’s degree. Area include Medicine, Osteopathy, Dentistry, Optometry, Podiatry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy/Physician Assistant, Veterinary Medicine.
Experiences & Outcomes
Pre-Health Professions Club
The PHP club is a group of like-minded students who are planning to enter graduate school after McPherson College and pursue a career in a health profession.Pre-Health Professions Club
Faculty & Staff
- Professor of Natural Science
- Associate Professor of Chemistry
- Associate Professor
- Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics
- Professor of Chemistry
- Associate Professor of Biology