After completing this program, students should know how to write a scientific report, analyze data, and place these results in a broader scientific context.
With these goals in mind, we follow the American Chemical Society's (ACS) guidelines as given in the Undergraduate Professional Education in Chemistry (UPEC) pamphlet (Spring 2008). A list of those goals are given below:
- know material from foundational and in-depth course work in 4 out of 5 subdivisions of chemical research:
- Analytical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry
- have laboratory skills in a broad range of subdivisions through laboratory experience in 4 of 5 chemistry subdivisions
- have problem-solving skills such as the ability to
- develop testable hypotheses
- design and execute experiments
- data analysis
- be able to research chemical literature
- have laboratory safety skills
- be able to communicate their knowledge of chemistry as developed in the capstone courses
- be able to work effectively as part of a team as developed through their laboratory courses.