Student Learning Outcomes
- 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.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in accurately conveying scientific data both orally and in writing.
- Students will be able to apply instrumental and other laboratory techniques to laboratory -based problems.
- 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.
- Students will understand the concepts of safe laboratory practices and how to apply them.
- 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.
- Students will exhibit a basic understanding of criminal justice systems as they relate to forensic science.
- 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.