Howard Payne University - Brownwood, TX

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The Department of Chemistry offers a standard chemistry degree and a chemistry with a biochemistry concentration. Chemistry Major Students seeking a major in chemistry must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours. Chemistry majors will select from three options: standard chemistry major, chemistry major with a biochemistry concentration, and a chemistry/Academy of Freedom double major. Students interested in executive positions in science-related governmental agencies or industries are advised to consider the chemistry/Academy of Freedom double major. Minor A minor in chemistry consists of 24 semester hours. Teaching Certification Teacher certification in chemistry is available. Courses ­ Click to view a list of courses available through the Department of Physical Sciences. Beyond the Classroom A variety of field trips, computer-assisted instruction, internships in area medical facilities and agencies, and frequent seminars contribute to students' professional growth. Special studies courses, often suggested by students, supplement the regular curriculum. Graduate Programs HPU's science programs prepare students for successful work at the graduate level. Recent graduates have studied medicine, dentistry, optometry and pharmacy at Texas Christian University, University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Medical School and Baylor College of Dentistry. Facilities Science facilities are located in the Winebrenner Memorial Hall of Science, a two-story building with spacious classrooms, computer labs, herbarium and greenhouse. Students have access to a variety of science tools and equipment, providing hands-on experience in the laboratory. Scholarships Financial aid is available through academic scholarships, research and laboratory assistantships, work-study and loans. Departmental scholarships are available. Honors Program Chemistry majors may choose to apply for admission to the Academy of Freedom multidisciplinary honors program. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized major with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system. Through advanced study in such areas political science, history, psychology and sociology, students gain a better understanding of their role in today's society. Challenging projects enable students to hone their research and writing skills for further study in graduate school.

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