Chemistry Department

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Natural Science

The natural science major provides a broad-based program of studies in the sciences that includes basic training in biology, chemistry, physics and calculus and enables students to achieve advanced training in two of these areas. Since its inception, the program has been the major of choice for many students who have gone on in the health professions to become medical doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, occupational therapists and many other professionals. Because the major is very flexible, it has also been useful for students interested in a variety of other careers such as elementary school teaching, patent law, technical writing and as a second major for many in the social sciences and humanities. Muhlenberg has several programs that can be combined with this major: (1) a program in dentistry with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, (2) a program in medicine with Drexel University School of Medicine and Lehigh Valley Hospital, (3) a program with the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Duke University.