Goals and Objectives for the Chemistry Program

Goals and Objectives for the Chemistry Program


Program Goals:

  1. To provide a broad foundation in chemistry that stresses scientific reasoning and analytical problem solving with a molecular perspective.
  2. To provide students with the skills required to succeed in graduate school, the chemical industry or professional school.
  3. To expose the students to a breadth of experimental techniques using modern instrumentation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The student will understand the importance of the Periodic Table of the Elements, how it came to be, and its role in organizing chemical information.
  2. The student will understand the interdisciplinary nature of chemistry and to integrate knowledge of mathematics, physics and other disciplines to a wide variety of chemical problems.
  3. The student will learn the laboratory skills needed to design, safely conduct and interpret chemical research.
  4. The student will acquire a foundation of chemistry of sufficient breadth and depth to enable them to understand and critically interpret the primary chemical literature.
  5. The student will develop the ability to effectively communicate scientific information and research results in written and oral formats.
  6. The student will learn professionalism, including the ability to work in teams and apply basic ethical principles.