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.
Master's Degree Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will pursue, present, and defend an original scientific project.
- Students will have an in-depth understanding and mastery of the literature in at least one particular chemistry subfield (analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, or physical).