Chemistry

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of courses in chemistry, students will be able to:

  • Successfully participate in upper division course work in ther­modynamics, quantum mechanics, as well as organic, inorganic, and nuclear chemistry.
  • Assess data presented and use those data to evaluate the quality of conclusions.
  • Combine available chemical compounds, microscale glassware, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, visible, UV, infra­red and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to conduct multi-step organic syntheses from the planning through imple­mentation and structural verification.
  • Obtain, purify, identify, and quantify organic chemical com­pounds from their natural plant sources.
  • Answer complex questions through analysis of data generated by multiple pieces of scientific laboratory instrumentation.
  • Evaluate risks of environmental exposure after analyzing environmental samples and quantitatively determining the abundance of inorganic and organic components.
  • Use current technology to access, organize, and apply relevant chemical information.
  • Apply mathematical representations to describe chemical sys­tems and phenomena.
  • Apply the language of chemistry to communicate an under­standing of chemistry in written and oral form.

 

Courses

Credit, Non-Degree Applicable Courses

Credit, Degree Applicable Courses