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Program Learning Outcomes

All of these programs are designed to introduce the students to modern laboratory methods and principles using state-of-the-art scientific equipment. These undergraduate students are exposed to applied laboratory techniques, critical thinking, independent and team learning, and are provided with research opportunities. The faculty is committed to providing an environment that addresses the individual needs of each student and encourages them to develop their potential.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry programs offer students a more quantitative experience in chemistry. The Concentration in Biochemistry offers students a more significant foundation in the principles of biochemistry.


PLO1. Theory and Knowledge:  Upon completion of the organic chemistry sequence, chemistry majors are able to recognize and apply the principles of atomic and molecular structure to predict chemical properties and chemical reactivity.

PLO2. Laboratory Skills: Upon completion of a degree, chemistry majors are able to employ critical thinking and scientific inquiry in the performance, design, interpretation and documentation of laboratory experiments, at a level suitable to succeed at an entry-level position in chemical industry or a chemistry graduate program.

PLO3. Quantitative Skills: Upon completion of a chemistry degree, chemistry majors are able to interpret and analyze quantitative data.

PLO4. Instrumentation:  Upon completion of a BS in Chemistry degree, students are able to understand theoretical concepts of instruments that are commonly used in most chemistry fields as well as interpret and use data generated in instrumental chemical analyses.

PLO5. Biochemistry:  Upon completion of a chemistry degree with a biochemistry concentration, students will recognize and apply key principles of biochemistry.

Last updated: 10/4/2013