The program provides majors with the opportunity to develop the
necessary advanced technical skills, intellectual curiosity, and
ethical awareness to become life long learners who creatively
contribute to society.
The program will prepare graduates to:
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of
the chemical principles in the major sub-disciplines of chemistry
as well as an awareness of current developments.
- Demonstrate knowledge of chemical structure, mechanisms,
reactivity and energetics.
- Apply theoretical and experimental principles to the study of
- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of qualitative and
Demonstrate ability to work in a lab
- Master the fundamental techniques utilized in a chemical
- Plan experiments and follow experimental protocols including
those from the chemical literature.
- Use a variety of modern instruments appropriately.
- Demonstrate the ability to measure physical quantities and to
select and evaluate appropriate techniques and
- Evaluate physical and chemical systems qualitatively and
- Interpret the significance of the experimental results.
- Use computers for collecting and processing experimental
- Demonstrate proper laboratory and chemical safety.
- Handle, store, and dispose of chemicals in a safe and
environmentally responsible manner.
- Work both independently and cooperatively.
Demonstrate the ability to disseminate
- Communicate scientific knowledge effectively, in both written
and oral formats.
- Use the computer skills to produce figures, tables, graphs, and
chemical structures for use in written reports and professional
- Use of scientific terminology in diverse fields of
- Search chemistry databases effectively.
- Cite sources in appropriate format, recognizing that all
scientific knowledge is based on the work of others
Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge
and skills to resolve problems, creatively and
- Demonstrate the ability to work in an independent manner in the
- Demonstrate the ability to determine the proper equipment and
procedures for use in scientific experiments
- Possess the knowledge to work in a laboratory setting in a safe
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze data obtained in
experiments, and determine if the data lead to an appropriate
scientific finding, and to interpret results
- Demonstrate the ability to suggest changes to an established
Address issues of ethical behavior in
science, critically and reflectively
- Identify when it is appropriate to reference other’s work
- Identify the nature, range and scope of ethical considerations
of an issue in science and propose a course of action
- Describe situations that are ethically ambiguous and suggest
the actions to be taken.
Demonstrate the ability to participate in
society as a scientifically literate citizen
- Apply concepts and viewpoints to world issues and various
aspects of life by utilizing scientific thought, reasoning and
- Recognize major emerging societal issues in order to be in a
position to contribute to the resolution of future challenges