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Student Learning Objectives Chemistry

Bachelor of Arts

  • Development of analytical problem solving skills in the major areas of chemical study.
  • Understanding of the underlying theoretical principles that explain chemical behavior at the atomic, molecular, and macroscopic levels.
  • Development of laboratory skills, including preparative techniques, methods for the disposal and handling of toxic compounds, and usage of modern instrumentation.
  • Preparation for employment in the chemical industry or related areas or advanced study in allied fields, such as medicine, dental science, pharmacy, environmental areas, etc. Not generally appropriate for advanced study in chemistry.

Bachelor of Science 

  • Development of analytical problem solving skills in the major areas of chemical study.
  • Understanding of the underlying theoretical principles that explain chemical behavior at the atomic, molecular, and macroscopic levels.
  • Development of  laboratory skills, including preparative techniques, methods for the disposal and handling of toxic compounds, and usage of modern instrumentation.
  • Preparation for employment or advanced study in chemistry or any of the allied fields listed in the B.A. objectives.

Master of Science 

  • Advanced laboratory skills and familiarity with modern instrumentation and preparative techniques.
  • Analytical problem-solving skills in chemistry.
  • Preparation for employment or advanced study.
  • Ability to investigate an original research problem under the close direction of a research mentor.

Ph.D. 

  • Ability to independently conceive and resolve significant research problems. 
  • Development of advanced laboratory skills including familiarity with modern instrumentation and preparative techniques.
  • Preparation for employment or further advanced study at the post-doctoral level.
  • Rigorously thorough understanding of the underlying principles that explain chemical behavior.