1. Upon completion of each year of chemistry coursework (General, Organic, and Analytical), students will attain knowledge comparable to national standards in these areas of chemistry.
  2. Students will demonstrate proficiency in accurately conveying scientific data both orally and in writing.
  3. Students will be able to apply instrumental and other laboratory techniques to laboratory -based problems.
  4. Students should be able to define forensic chemistry-related problems clearly, develop testable hypotheses regarding collected evidence, design and execute experiments to analyze this evidence, analyze data using appropriate instrumental and statistical methods, and draw appropriate conclusions.
  5. Students will understand the concepts of safe laboratory practices and how to apply them.
  6. Students should be able to work in a group to solve scientific problems, be effective leaders as well as effective team members, and interact productively with a diverse group of peers.  
  7. Students will exhibit a basic understanding of criminal justice systems as they relate to forensic science.
  8. Students will be able to demonstrate use of their forensic chemistry-related knowledge by participation in an integrated experience on a topic related to forensic chemistry.