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2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Program Learning Outcomes: Chemistry/Chemistry Education

  1. Problem-Solving Skills: Students will develop experience in defining problems, creating testable hypotheses, designing, and executing experiments, analyzing data using appropriate statistical methods, and inferring appropriate conclusions.
  2. Chemical Literature Skills: Students will be able to use the peer-reviewed scientific literature effectively and evaluate technical articles critically. Computer applications and resources will be emphasized as a method to navigate the literature.
  3. Laboratory Skills: Students will be able to carry out laboratory procedures appropriate for their level of study using standard techniques and accepted laboratory practices. Students should understand responsible disposal techniques, comply with safety regulations, utilize safety data sheets (SDS) to identify and minimize potential chemical and physical hazards in the laboratory, and know how to handle laboratory emergencies effectively.
  4. Communication Skills: Students will have multiple opportunities to present information in a clear and organized manner, write well-organized and concise reports in a scientifically appropriate style, and use technology for data analysis, chemical structure drawing, and other software to aid in the communication of scientific information.