Chemistry Learning Outcomes
Students earning a bachelor’s of science in Chemistry will be able to:
- Explain the fundamental principles of the chemical sciences with enough depth and breadth to apply these principles in the solution of reasonably complex problems.
- Develop proficiency in the use of modern instrumentation, such as infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, high pressure liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and nuclear resonance spectrometry and to be able to look beyond mere "cook book" applications of these analytical techniques to see their potential applications in chemical problem solving.
- Solve problems independently.
- Work cooperatively in a group setting.
- Use the chemical literature, including the ability to:
- Systematically search the scientific literature, especially primary and secondary sources, using electronic search techniques.
- Critically analyze what they read in the literature.
- Summarize the results of these literature searches in both written and oral form.
- Design and carry out projects thereby developing the skills necessary to become effective researchers, present the results of their work in papers and at meetings of scientific societies, and to become effective public speakers and scientific writers.
Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.