Program Learning Outcomes


Knowledge-Based Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Master a broad set of theoretical and experimental chemical knowledge concerning the fundamentals in the basic areas of the discipline (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biological chemistry).
  • Solve problems competently by identifying the essential parts of a problem and formulating a strategy for solving the problem. They will be able to rationally estimate the solution to a problem, apply appropriate techniques to arrive at a solution, test the correctness of the solution and interpret their results critically.
  • Use computers in data acquisition and processing and use available software as a tool in simulation, computation and data analysis.
  • Use modern library search tools (e.g., SciFinder) to locate and retrieve scientific information about a topic, chemical technique or an issue relating to chemistry.

Performance/Skills-Based Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  • be able to understand the objective of their chemical experiments, properly carry out the experiments and appropriately record and analyze the results.
  • be able to use standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation and classical techniques to carry out experiments both singly and in teams.
  • know and rigorously follow the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals.
  • be able to communicate the concepts and results of their laboratory experiments clearly and concisely to both chemists and non-chemists through effective writing and oral communication skills.