Student Learning Outcomes

Core Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of major concepts in all five major disciplines of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical.
  • Students will employ critical thinking and the scientific method to design, carry out, record and analyze the results of chemical experiments.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of appropriate instrumentation to collect and record data from chemical experiments.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of appropriate library searching and retrieval methods to obtain information about a topic, chemical, chemical technique, or an issue relating to chemistry.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in writing and speaking about chemistry topics in a clear and concise manner to both chemists and non-chemists according to professional standards.
  • Students will know and follow proper procedures and regulations for safe handling, use, and disposal of chemicals.
  • Students will demonstrate an awareness of the impact of chemistry on the environment, society, and other cultures outside the scientific community.
  • Students will effectively and respectfully communicate and collaborate with colleagues.
  • Students will contribute their own knowledge and experiences to their community and the broader society by participating in professional and/or community activities.

Chemistry Education

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the important aspects of managing a high school chemistry laboratory, including chemical hygiene plans, preparation of materials, and maintenance of chemical stores and equipment.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize a variety of teaching techniques and strategies in the classroom in order to positively influence student learning.