Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Upon completion of the B.S. degree in chemistry, students will demonstrate competency in chemistry at levels comparable to national standards for this discipline.
  2. Students will be able to use the peer-reviewed scientific literature effectively and evaluate technical articles critically.
  3. Students will demonstrate proficiency in accurately conveying scientific data both orally and in writing.
  4. Upon completion of each year of chemistry coursework (general, organic, analytical, and physical), students will attain knowledge comparable to national standards in these areas of chemistry.
  5. Students will be able to apply appropriate technology (including molecular modeling) and mathematical tools to their study of chemistry.
  6. Students will be able to apply instrumental and other laboratory techniques to laboratory -based problems.
  7. Students should be able to define problems clearly, develop testable hypotheses, design and execute experiments, analyze data using appropriate statistical methods, and draw appropriate conclusions. 
  8. Students will understand the concepts of safe laboratory practices and how to apply them.
  9. 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. 
  10. Students will conduct themselves responsibly and be aware of the role of chemistry in contemporary societal and global issues.