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Calvary Starts a Chemistry Minor!

Calvary Starts a Chemistry Minor!

Calvary University recently approved the initiation of a chemistry minor, the first in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field.  The first class will be offered fall 2020.  Classes will consist of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry.  Minors in math and biology will be started later.  These minors provide the foundation for a career in a STEM field, including medicine, veterinary science, and dentistry.

All classes will be offered in the blended format – on campus, live-streamed, and online.  Laboratory experiments will consist of traditional and non-traditional formats.  There are two non-traditional formats.  The first consists of experiments conducted remotely on the student’s schedule using a lab kit.  Experiment results are entered into the Calvary learning management system using cloud-based software.  The second non-traditional format will consist of an approximately one-week module on campus. 

Science Faculty at Calvary University Offer Full Experience Through Dual Enrollment

Science Faculty at Calvary University Offer Full Experience Through Dual Enrollment

 

 

The science faculty at Calvary University (CU) and Blue Ridge Christian School (BRCS) are now collaborating in a dual enrollment program so BRCS students can take CU science courses for college credit.  CU science faculty organize the class and lab, prepare, give, and record lectures, and lead the CU on-campus lab sections.   BRCS science faculty monitor and assist the BRCS students as they listen to the recorded lectures and complete the lab experiments on their campus.

This approach is currently being used for the Survey of Biological Science class and is working well.  It is likely this will be expanded to other courses in the future.  In addition, CU hopes to initiate agreements with other Christian high schools in the future.

The dual enrollment program allows high school students to get a head start on college.  It can help them save time and money when they enter college.  CU benefits too as enrollment increases.  It’s a win-win situation for all involved!