Feb 06, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, BS

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Our mission is to enhance the intellectual and personal development of our students within an undergraduate liberal arts setting. We specifically develop the understanding of both chemistry majors and non-majors of the theoretical and experimental background in chemistry necessary for their pursuit of 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 so solve complex problems.

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, analyze and present scientific ideas using appropriate chemical models and terms from each of the fundamental areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical).
  • Practice science in a safe, ethical, and responsible manner which reflects the role of chemists in environmental stewardship and sustainability.

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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