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.
Credit, Non-Degree Applicable Courses
Credit, Degree Applicable Courses