2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Chemistry (B.S.)


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The B.S. Chemistry Major is designed for students intending to pursue professional careers in the chemical industry, graduate work in chemistry, or other fields that require a strong chemistry background with a foundation in all five of the major subdisciplines of chemistry. This major is also appropriate for students intending to pursue careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, secondary school teaching, industrial sales, or other fields that require a solid chemistry background, and who want a more developed major than that offered by the B.A. Chemistry Major.

Learning Objectives


The Chemistry Major seeks to provide students with experiences that enable them to:

  1.  achieve a solid foundation in major areas of chemistry (Organic, Analytical, Physical, Inorganic and Biochemistry), such that they understand and can apply the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry in the various sub-disciplines and understand the central role of chemistry in the sciences.
  2.  understand the relationship between molecular properties and macroscopic behavior by providing them with the skill to use chemical and mathematical symbols and equations to represent the behavior of matter at the macroscopic, molecular and atomic levels.
  3.  exercise critical discernment of the key features of chemical problems and apply knowledge and judgement to solve such problems, including the design and execution of experiments and computations involving the synthesis of molecules and characterization of chemical properties and phenomena via experimental and computational techniques using modern instrumentation and computer technologies.
  4.  communicate effectively, including accessing and using major information sources of the discipline, conveying (orally and in writing) the results of scientific inquiry in a clear and  professionally acceptable manner, and working cooperatively with others in team settings.
  5.  prepare for professional attainment.

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