Students graduating in chemistry and biochemistry should be able to:
- Think critically and independently.
- Use empirical evidence to arrive at scientifically defensible conclusions.
- Understand fundamental chemistry and biochemistry concepts and apply them in novel situations.
- Understand some of the important questions in the field.
- Appreciate the molecular perspective in explaining and understanding natural phenomena.
- Perform fundamental laboratory techniques safely and skillfully.
- Pose and test scientific hypotheses.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Collaborate safely, respectfully, and productively with others.
- Recognize how new knowledge is added to the field.
- Launch successfully into post-Middlebury endeavors, including post-graduate study related to the fields of chemistry or biochemistry.