Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical methods and models that chemists use to understand the properties and behavior of matter.
Objective 1.1: Students will gain an understanding of the key concepts fundamental to the five major sub disciplines of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.
Objective 1.2: Students will predict the behavior of a new substance based on the known behavior of related compounds.
Objective 1.3: Students will apply appropriate theoretical models to explain experimental observations.
Objective 1.4: Students will assess experimental data critically.
Goal 2: Students will gain authentic hands-on experience with the experimental methods used by chemists.
Objective 2.1: Students will use contemporary computer software to study problems in chemistry and present results properly and accurately using figures, graphs and tables.
Objective 2.2: Students will store, handle, and use chemicals safely and responsibly.
Objective 2.3: Students will assess experimental data critically.
Objective 2.4: Students will apply appropriate theoretical models to explain experimental observations.
Objective 2.5: Students will use accepted laboratory record-keeping methods to record their experimental data.
The following courses constitute the minor in chemistry:
|Select one of the following:||6|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry II
|General Chemistry Honors I|
and General Chemistry Honors II
& CHM 125L
|General Chemistry Lab I|
and General Chemistry Lab II
& CHM 215
|Organic Chemistry I|
and Organic Chemistry II
& CHM 215L
|Organic Chemistry Lab I|
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
|Any two non-research chemistry courses beyond CHM 215||6|