Program Objectives

Learning Goals for Bachelor of Science in Chemistry:

  1. Develop a rigorous understanding of the atomic and molecular nature of all matter, including atomic structure, bonding, energetics, equilibrium and other related topics. 
  2. Develop a rigorous understanding of the interactions of matter with energy and light.
  3. Thoroughly understand the quantized nature of the atom along with atomic and molecular concepts and processes related to it.
  4. Apply the appropriate mathematical principles and concepts to solve quantitative chemical problems on a wide array of topics.
  5. Display working knowledge and practical skills in the use of modern lab instrumentation.
  6. Be knowledgeable about safe laboratory practices, applying them consistently in different situations, and be able to critically analyze and evaluate the data and results procured from practical lab work. 
  7. Effectively communicate in oral and written forms, making use of the correct terminologies and vocabulary, to diverse scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  8. Be able to design research projects and apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills towards problems of social and human significance.
  9. Apply the skills gained in chemistry to a variety of related subjects in the physical sciences and in other fields and disciplines.
  10. Have a thorough understanding of ethical behavior and practices as applied to various STEM fields and disciplines. 

Learning Goals for Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry:

  1. Develop a rigorous understanding of the atomic and molecular nature of all matter, including atomic structure, bonding, reaction energetics, equilibrium and other related topics.
  2. Develop a rigorous understanding of the interactions of matter with energy and light.
  3. Thoroughly understand the quantized nature of the atom along with atomic and molecular concepts and processes related to it.
  4. Apply the appropriate mathematical principles and concepts to  solve quantitative chemical problems on a wide array of topics.
  5. Be knowledgeable about safe laboratory practices, applying them consistently in different situations, and be able to critically analyze and evaluate the data and results procured from practical lab work.
  6. Effectively communicate in oral and written forms, making use of the correct terminologies and vocabulary, to scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  7. Have a thorough understanding of ethical behavior and practices as applied to various STEM fields and disciplines.
  8. Be able to develop tools and create an environment that effectively facilitates instruction of chemistry in particular and of STEM subjects in general.

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