Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

Biochemistry majors will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical and biochemical concepts. 

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

Student Learning Goal 2

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

Students will:  
  • Objective A:  Identify, access and use chemical and biochemical literature sources;
  • Objective B:  Define chemical or biochemical 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

Biochemistry majors will be proficient in the communication of scientific 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

Biochemistry 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.