Assessment Planning – Chemistry Program
General Objectives: Provide graduates with
a sound and broad understanding of the principles of inorganic,
organic, analytical and physical chemistry and experience in
laboratory techniques, including modern instrumentation. It
is expected that students will be prepared to enter directly into
the chemistry job market or proceed to graduate school or medical
school. An important part the preparation is carrying out
a directed senior research project.
Specific Objectives -- students shall be able
Proficiency in the use of chemical nomenclature.
Proficiency in stoichiometric calculations.
Knowledge of the principles of atomic structure, quantum
theory and periodicity.
Knowledge of the principles of molecular structure and reactivity.
Knowledge of chemical energetics and thermodynamics.
Knowledge of kinetics and reaction mechanisms.
Knowledge of the states of matter and solutions.
Knowledge of the principles of chemical equilibrium and proficiency
in performing equilibrium calculations.
Knowledge of the principles of acid-base chemistry.
Knowledge of the principles of oxidation-reduction chemistry.
Knowledge of the principles of organic chemistry.
Knowledge of the principles of analytical instruments,
including electrochemical, spectroscopic, and chromatographic.
Knowledge of the principles of laboratory safety.
Proficiency in basic and advanced laboratory practices and
the use of related equipment and instrumentation.
Proficiency in proper recording of laboratory data and writing
technical papers, including laboratory reports and research reports.
Proficiency in oral reporting of chemical subjects, including
Proficiency in searching the chemical literature.
Proficiency in planning and carrying out chemical experiments.