Sep 26, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Chemistry, BS


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Introduction


Our mission is to enhance the intellectual and personal development of our students in an undergraduate liberal arts setting.  We specifically develop an understanding of the theoretical and experimental background necessary for both chemistry majors and non-majors to pursue careers in research, industry, education, the health professions, and other fields.  Our curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking, creativity, communication skills, discipline, and the ability to work closely with others to solve complex problems. 

Admissions  

Program Length

Four years for a complete BA degree.  Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree.  Program length may vary depending upon the student’s course load and academic progress.

Program Learning Outcomes

By the end of their studies, graduating chemistry majors will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic laboratory skills (e.g., documentation, preparing solutions, synthesizing organic and inorganic materials, performing chemical, computational, and instrumental analyses and measurements).

  • Critically evaluate primary and secondary scientific literature sources in order to design experiments or interpret results to support or refute a hypothesis or research question.

  • Organize, synthesize, and analyze scientific ideas using appropriate chemical models from each of the fundamental areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical).

  • Communicate scientific ideas using appropriate modalities and terms.

  • Practice science in a safe, ethical, and responsible manner which reflects the role of chemists in environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Baccalaureate Degree Core


Baccalaureate Degree Core Requirements   

Chemistry Electives: 8 Credits


* Up to 2 credits of CHEM 495 - Research  or 4 credits of appropriate upper-division electives from chemistry or another department may be substituted by petition to the chemistry department in advance.

Ancillary Requirements


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