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Chemistry Program Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

The Chemistry Department promotes ethical, intellectual and social responsibility through rigorous teaching methods in the chemical sciences that develop students into best practitioners of science.

Program Goals

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry should be able to:

  • Solve both qualitative and quantitative problems utilizing critical thinking and the scientific process
  • Safely carry out scientific research; both literature and laboratory based, and write reports and/or give presentations based on that research
  • Understand the role of science in modern society and be able to identify both the positive and negative impacts chemistry has made on our world
  • Understand and explain concepts and processes related to the various divisions of chemistry