Chemistry (BA/BS) Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:
- Write well on exams, short paper, long papers and laboratory reports.
- Make oral reports of varying lengths, either alone or as part of a team.
- Prepare and present posters at scientific meetings.
- Exhibit critical thinking when reading texts, lecture supplements, and other materials.
- Prepare a literature review and a bibliography on a topic in chemistry.
- Obtain relevant information from primary sources in a library or online.
- Demonstrate knowledge about the broad core of chemistry.
- Recognize and use connections of chemistry to biology, computing, and mathematics.
- Use ethical scientific methods in obtaining and evaluating data.
- Demonstrate proper methods in the design and conduct of research.
- Exhibit basic laboratory skills in such areas as preparing solutions and titration.
- Use chemical instrumentation and perform both qualitative and quantitative analyses.
- Be able to use computer hardware and software for chemical purposes.
- Demonstrate safety in the laboratory.
- Make proper disposal of wastes.