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David Palmer, Department Chair
Natural Sciences Department
(931) 668-7010, ext 2134
McMinnville Center 168


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Program Description

The Chemistry program within the Natural Science Department is designed to provide students with an understanding of what chemistry means, how to identify the chemical makeup of certain matter and how to apply that knowledge for the creation of processes that form new substances. This program area will allow students an opportunity to develop a solid foundation for further educational and career opportunities. Students will be introduced to concepts, like:
  • atoms and molecules
  • equation writing and compound naming
  • the classification of common elements
  • solids and liquids
  • solutions, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics
  • carbon compounds
  • and more dynamic and interesting coursework that prepare students for bachelor's degree completion at any one of Tennessee's colleges and universities

Practical Experience

Students will be introduced to the following:
  • hands-on lab opportunities
  • making predictions
  • a study of fundamental chemical principles
  • an understanding of molecular structure
  • and so much more!

Career Opportunities

  • nursing
  • physical therapy
  • dietician
  • pharmacist
  • physician or physician's assistant