Chemistry (BA/BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

1. To think critically and solve problems in the chemical sciences

  • 1.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental chemical principles.
  • 1.2 Students will combine concepts from various chemical sub-disciplines in order to solve complex chemical problems.

2. To acquire a thorough knowledge of laboratory methods through hands-on experience

  • 2.1 Students will collect, analyze, interpret, and explain data gathered using both classical and advanced laboratory methods.
  • 2.2 Students will evaluate and manage experimental hazards and access risk.

3. To communicate effectively

  • 3.1 Students will relate chemical information through oral presentations.
  • 3.2 Students will relate chemical information through clearly written reports and papers.

4. To engage in the process of discovery by utilizing the scientific method

  • 4.1 Students will evaluate chemical literature and suggest future directions for research in the chemical sciences.
  • 4.2 Students will design experiments using standard chemical methodology.
  • 4.3 Students will employ current technology (databases, software, search engines, etc.) commonly used by chemists.
  • 4.4 Students will practice professional and responsible ethics in research.