2011 Science Fair

Department of Chemistry Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs) and Matrix of
Program Major Courses

Students successfully completing the chemistry degree will have learned each of the following skills.
1. The student will demonstrate proficiency in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry,
    Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry.
2. The student will demonstrate the ability to formulate and apply mathematical
    expressions to solve chemistry related problems, derive and interpret chemistry-
    related mathematical expressions.
3. The student will demonstrate the ability to think critically and analytically. The
    student will perform experiments in chemistry, collect and analyze data, draw
    conclusions and explain the results based on theoretical concepts.
4. The student will demonstrate mastery of oral and verbal communication skills in
    science. The ability to articulate science theories and laws will be assessed through
    technical writings, oral presentations and research projects.
5. The student will demonstrate the ability to use scientific software such as ChemDraw
    and scientific databases to prepare technical reports.

Assessment Methods and Sources of Data

The Department of Chemistry offers courses in the five sub-disciplines: Analytical,
Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. At the end of the semester, the department determines which teaching practices and rubrics were successful in each course.
Table 1 shows the program student learner outcomes (PSLOs) evaluated in each course
required for the major.


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