Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1             

Chemistry majors will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical concepts.

Students will:  
  • Objective A: Demonstrate broad knowledge of chemical concepts;
  • Objective B:  Analyze and predict the effects of chemical changes;
  • Objective C:  Manipulate expressions of chemical  quantities to derive higher order relationships.

Student Learning Goal 2      

Chemistry majors will be able to work effectively in a professional or laboratory setting.

Students will: 
  • Objective A: Identify, access and use chemical literature sources;
  • Objective B: Define chemical problems, then formulate hypotheses and design experiments to address them;
  • Objective C: Carry out experiments (follow directions, manipulate materials and lab apparatus, record data);
  • Objective D:  Use modern instrumentation (prepare samples, operate systems, troubleshoot common problems, organize and label data).

Student Learning Goal 3       

Chemistry majors will be proficient in the communication of chemical information.

Students will: 
  • Objective A: Construct and deliver an effective oral presentation;
  • Objective B: Write an effective, properly formatted scientific report.

Student Learning Goal 4

Chemistry majors will demonstrate knowledge of safe and ethical practice in science.

Students will: 
  • Objective A: Demonstrate knowledge of chemical, instrumental and workplace safety;
  • Objective B: Exhibit an awareness of the global, ethical, and policy implications of chemical technologies.