|1. Content Knowledge and Application of Critical Thinking
|Upon completion of the chemistry major, students will be knowledgeable about the factual and theoretical basis of chemistry. Chemistry majors will also be able to use critical thinking to analyze and evaluate chemical information in the major chemistry sub‐disciplines. They will base their analyses and evaluations on their chemical knowledge, observations, and reasoning which they have accumulated throughout their curriculum in order to clearly, accurately, and precisely reach an in‐depth conclusion about any chemical problem that requires a solution.
|2. Ability to Apply Technical Skills to Solve Chemistry Related Problems
|Chemistry majors will be able to apply their understanding and knowledge of chemistry sub‐disciplines and use their laboratory, instrumental, and computational skills to solve chemistry related problems.
|3. Chemical Literature / Information Management
|Chemistry majors will have the ability to retrieve chemical information using technical databases as well as analyze and interpret chemical literature. Students will also have the ability to answer chemical questions in their courses by using scientific literature as well as manage citations and related information for their written communications.
|4. Laboratory Safety
|All Chemistry majors will learn about chemical safety and waste disposal and they will properly use safety data sheets. Chemical safety is introduced, emphasized and reinforced throughout the curriculum and in all chemistry courses.
|5. Written Communication
|Chemistry graduates will be able to communicate chemistry concepts effectively in written form, using correct chemical nomenclature and mathematical representations of physical and chemical phenomena. Students will present chemical information in a clear, concise, and organized manner in scientific reports/theses that use proper style and related technology. Effective written communication in this program focuses on scientific and technical writing as defined by the American Chemical Society (ACS) professional association.
|6. Oral Communication
|Chemistry graduates will be able to communicate chemistry concepts effectively in oral form, using correct chemical nomenclature and mathematical representations of physical and chemical phenomena. Students will present chemical information in a clear, concise, and organized manner during their oral senior seminar and/or thesis presentations. Effective oral communication in this program focuses on effective scientific and technical communications as defined by the American Chemical Society (ACS) professional association.
|7. Team Work
|Chemistry majors will interact effectively in groups in order to solve chemistry related problems.