Electron Structure Calculation is used to determine shapes and properties of molecules. Concordia science students are engaged in a variety of projects.

Original “Epic Science Fantasy” series in which the science student (eventually) gets the girl.

Lists of papers, posters, and projects authored or coauthored by John C. Jurchen

Photographs and biographies of recent alumni in the Natural Sciences, graduate schools they have attended and Internships they have won.

Student Research


The Nova Terra Chronicles

Natural Sciences Alumni

What Is Happening in Concordia Chemistry?

Preparing Servant Leaders for the Church and World

Concordia University, Nebraska

Organic Chemistry “Best Picture of the Year,” Fall Semester 2010.

We take hundreds of pictures in lab every year and recognize the very finest.

Concordia Chemistry

John Jurchen

Chemistry at Concordia is a rewarding and academically rigorous field of study in which we explore the properties of matter—that marvelous stuff with which God chose to create the visible Universe. We pursue this aim together in the classroom, the laboratory, and discussing research. Class sizes, particularly in upper division courses and labs are small and cordial.

Majoring in chemistry is not for everyone, but if you like science,  find that math and physics come relatively easy for you, and have a strong desire to learn how matter works from single atoms to huge macromolecules like proteins and DNA, chemistry might be the subject for you.

Our chemistry students enter careers in the health sciences (particularly pharmacy and medicine) or pursue graduate work in the natural sciences. We also send students directly into secondary education and into the chemical industry. Summative biographies of graduates since 2006 are included below including a description of their destinations immediately following graduation.

John Jurchen, Associate Prof. of Chemistry

Dept. of Natural Sciences

Concordia University

800 N. Columbia Ave.

Seward NE, 68434

To Contact Dr. Jurchen:

Phone: 402-643-7317

Fax: 555-555-5555


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“The creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.”

Rom 8:21

Links to Courses taught by John Jurchen and general curricular guidelines published by the ACS.


“...from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”

                     II Timothy 3:15

The UGC is the chief policy committee of Undergraduate Education at Concordia.

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Visual Basic macros for MS Excel written in house to assist in student planning and scheduling faculty meetings.