Student Learning Outcomes
College of Science
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
- Students will demonstrate at minimum a basic mastery of the general chemistry core concepts, including the basic chemical concepts of stoichiometry, states of matter, atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, thermodynamics, equilibria, and kinetics.
- Students will demonstrate at minimum a basic mastery of foundation level chemical concepts in the five traditional subdisciplines of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
- Students will demonstrate at minimum a basic mastery of in-depth topics in chemistry that build upon the foundation and incorporate integration of concepts, critical thinking skills, and problem solving skills.
- Students will demonstrate at minimum a basic competency in functioning as a chemist through a semester long research experience or internship in a professional setting. Competency must be demonstrated through written and oral reporting and be evidenced by satisfactory accomplishment of research or professional laboratory tasks. Students must synthesize the knowledge and skills introduced across the curriculum.
- Students will demonstrate at minimum a basic competency in laboratory skills during a minimum of 400 hours of laboratory performance.
- Students will demonstrate ad minimum a basic competency in the following ancillary areas: problem solving skills, chemical literature and information management skills, laboratory safety skills, communications skills, team skills, and ethics.