Bachelor of Arts - Chemistry: Program Goals

Program Goals

  1. Demonstrate command of facts, theories, and concepts of chemistry, and  use this knowledge for the development and understanding of concepts
  2. Function effectively in a laboratory setting
  3. Learn independently
    • Integrate and synthesize conceptual knowledge within courses, between courses, and across disciplines
    • Perform student independent research
  4. Use computers and instrumentation effectively
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  6. Information literacy
    • Use web-based resources and databases to gather information
    • Discern the value of sources and discriminate fact from opinion.
  7. Work safely with chemicals
  8.  Work as a team member
  9.  Appreciate science in a larger context
    • Appreciate the impact and responsibilities of science as it relates to society.
    • Appreciate the concepts of environmental sustainability

General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)

  1. Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
  2. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
  3. Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
  4. Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
  5. Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
  6. Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
  7. Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
  8. Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
  9. Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
  10. Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
  11. Students must explore ecological, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.

Link to Curriculum Map (Courses mapped to Program Goals)