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Chemistry (BS, BA)
- Maintain ACS accreditation.
- The Department of Chemistry seeks to:
- increase the number of research opportunities for faculty and students;
- increase the number of students and the retention rate of the chemistry majors.
- Prepare chemistry majors for graduate school, professional school, and industry.
- Monitor the progress of the chemistry alumni after graduation.
- Use feedback from graduate/professional school advisors to improve the departmental curriculum.
Upon successful completion of the Chemistry degree, the chemistry major will have the following skills and practices:
- The student will be proficient in the five areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical). The student will have identified a potential area of career interest.
- The student will be proficient in data collection and analysis.
- The student will be proficient in reading and interpreting scientific literature.
- The student will be proficient in scientific writings based on the accepted ACS guidelines.
- The student will be proficient in giving scientific presentations.
- The student will have knowledge of common laboratory techniques and safety practices in the laboratory.
At the completion of the Chemistry program,
- The student will be able to interpret and explain concepts of chemistry covered in class.
- The student will be able to solve complex problems utilizing critical thinking skills.
- The student will demonstrate proficiency in the collection and analysis of data in the laboratory.
- The student will be proficient in reading and critically understanding scientific papers and will be able to write lab reports and scientific papers according to guidelines of the American Chemical Society.
- The student will be able to design and formulate experiments to test or challenge hypotheses presented in the laboratory.
- The student will be proficient in the implementation of standard laboratory techniques and will be aware of, and practice all safety procedures while working in the lab
Please see the University Catalog for more information and program requirements.
For more information contact the Chemistry & Physics Department.