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.