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Chatham University

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.

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Chatham University Chemistry

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