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Program Objectives

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biochemistry

Students who complete the undergraduate program should be able to:

  1. Describe the structure, composition and properties of various chemical substances.
  2. Plan the synthesis of various inorganic and organic substances.
  3. Characterize substances based upon analysis of their physical and chemical properties.
  4. Use theories of microscopic properties to explain macroscopic behavior.
  5. Explain the role of energy in determining structure and reactivity.
  6. Employ chemical theory to explain the rate and outcome of chemical reactions.

Core Skills – Upon completion of the undergraduate program, students should have developed a set of core skills which they use in approaching the fundamental concepts. These include the ability to:

  1. Conduct meaningful and successful experiments.
  2. Communicate results.
  3. Think critically.
  4. Apply ethical reasoning.
  5. Extend results through lifelong learning.

Master of Science in Chemistry

  1. Focus on coursework and independent research supervised by a faculty advisor (thesis option).
  2. Develop a working knowledge of basic chemical principles, an understanding of their application in the laboratory, and the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in their field.
  3. Develop and implement an independent research project in the basic chemical sciences that is expected to generate novel results contributing to their field.

Master of Science in Biochemistry

  1. Focus on coursework and independent research supervised by a faculty advisor (thesis option).
  2. Develop a working knowledge of basic biochemical principles, an understanding of their application in the laboratory, and the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in their field.
  3. Develop and implement an independent research project in the biochemical sciences that is expected to generate novel results contributing to their field.

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

  1. Completed coursework and cumulative exams to demonstrate proficiency in fundamental and advanced topics in chemistry.
  2. Successfully presented to their thesis committee preliminary independent research results obtained under the direction of their research advisor.
  3. Have the ability to independently assess chemical problems in their field and devise solutions.
  4. Gain a large breadth of laboratory, writing, critical thinking, and presentation skills.