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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. To prepare students in the area of chemistry and biochemistry for careers in industry or for study in graduate or professional programs.
  2. To teach students to solve problems, to think critically, and to interpret and report data with the use of technology.
  3. To familiarize students with chemical literature in multiple formats, including print and electronic references and chemical databases.
  4. To help students develop skills for independent and collaborative laboratory practices, including lab safety, analytical instrumentation, chemical synthesis, and quantitative analysis.
  5. To promote students’ understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities in the practice of chemistry and biochemistry.
  6. To prepare students to communicate effectively through written reports and oral presentations, including preparation of professional quality visual aids.

The Chemistry major program goals are realized in the following student learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory techniques in lower-level courses and proficiency in reporting advanced research in upper-level courses.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in researching, completing, and reporting advanced disciplinary research.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in laboratory techniques and in preparing formal laboratory reports.
  4. Illustrate professional, ethical, and social responsibilities in the practice of chemistry and biochemistry in advanced disciplinary research.
  5. Present advanced disciplinary research in paper, poster, and oral presentation to the university’s consortium group.