The Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry degree program provides students with the knowledge needed to pursue graduate studies in chemistry and related fields. The program is divided into three principal areas. The first area contains a group of courses in the liberal arts that provide the student with a broad-based general education. The second area contains courses that provide a strong foundation in basic science, including courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The third area emphasizes the advanced methods, theories, and applications that are important to the world of chemistry.
Some of the courses also included in this area are organic chemistry, physical chemistry, quantitative analysis, and biochemistry. Students are required to participate in an appropriate field experience or research activity as part of their curriculum to satisfy graduation requirements for this degree.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Graduates who earn a BS in Chemistry will be able to:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the discipline (Basic Knowledge).
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical standards for the responsible conduct of scientific research and its applications (Ethics).
- Carry out the independent project-based activity (Research and Knowledge Application).
- Effectively use the scientific method and scientific reasoning both qualitatively and quantitatively (Scientific Reasoning).
- Work as part of a team (Teamwork).
- Demonstrate laboratory skills common to modern laboratories (Laboratory Skills - Technology).
- Effectively communicate scientific information in writing and in oral presentations (Communication Skills).