Upon graduation, a student will be able to:

Major-Specific Areas of Knowledge

Meet nationally set standards in analytical, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. Visualize three-dimensional molecular structure and thus derive an understanding of function in chemical systems.

Accessing Academic Community/Resources

Navigate the current scientific literature to develop foundational knowledge in areas of interest.


Communicate scientific findings and information in graphical, written and oral format.

Critical Thinking

Apply critical thinking and scientific logic to classify and interpret data. Use creative approaches to devise novel solutions to complex chemical problems. Apply theoretical understandings to real-world problems.

Quantitative Skills

Use appropriate mathematical, computational, and analytical techniques to solve chemical problems.

Research Experience

Safely manipulate the standard tools and equipment in a chemistry laboratory. Work effectively both as an individual learner and as a member of a group. Work in a safe and appropriate manner.