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Learning Goals for the Major

Upon graduation, a student acquiring a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry should:
  • Be an independent learner and critical thinker.
  • Gain an understanding of the important questions of the field.
  • Appreciate the molecular perspective in explaining and understanding natural phenomena.
  • Be capable of using empirical evidence to arrive at scientifically defensible conclusions.
  • Understand fundamental chemistry and biochemistry concepts.
  • Master fundamental laboratory techniques in a safe and proficient manner.
  • Be able to pose and test scientific hypotheses.
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Be able to collaborate with others.
  • Recognize how new knowledge is added to the field.
  • Be adequately prepared for experiences, including post-graduate study, related to the fields of chemistry or biochemistry.