Department of Chemistry
Student Learning Goals


Habits of Mind

The student will be able to apply critical thinking and scientific logic to classify and interpret data.

The student will be able to use creative approaches to devise novel solutions to complex chemical problems.

The student will be able to work effectively both as an individual learner and as a member of a group.

The student will be able to apply theoretical understandings to real-world problems.

Physical skills

The student will be able to use appropriate mathematical, computational and analytical techniques to solve chemical problems.

The student will be able to communicate scientific findings and information in graphical, written and oral format.

The student will be able to visualize three-dimensional molecular structure and thus derive an understanding of function in chemical systems.

The student will be able to navigate the current scientific literature to develop foundational knowledge in areas of interest.

The student will be able to safely manipulate the standard tools and equipment in a chemistry laboratory.

The student will be able to work in a safe and appropriate manner.

Content

The student will meet nationally set standards associated with the content in the four major areas of chemistry: Analytical, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry.



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