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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science program is for students who intend to pursue careers in chemistry. With its heavy concentration in science and mathematics, it prepares a student for positions in chemical industry or for graduate study in specialized areas of chemistry.

Course Requirements for the B.S. Major


Learning Outcomes for the B.S. in Chemistry

Students will:

  1. Learn fundamentals of chemistry and build to more complex concepts.
  2. Learn the language of chemistry: compounds, structures, naming, and chemical reactions.
  3. Understand the context of the answer to a problem and apply the answer to their model of how the physical world operates.  Be able to assess this model of the physical world. 
  4. Use reason and logic in the solving of chemical problems.
  5. Be able to understand and perform fundamental laboratory procedures and build to more complex procedures.
  6. Interpret instructions and collect, evaluate, and interpret data in the chemistry laboratory.
  7. Gain an understanding of the main areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and inorganic.
  8. Be able to process and translate written information in order to solve a problem or perform a laboratory procedure.  
  9. Be able to express and convey information in both oral and written formats.
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