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Chemistry & Physics

Learning outcomes

Career opportunities in chemistry include health care, teaching, and government and industrial research, including graduate school or dental school.  Students wishing to prepare for teaching chemistry in secondary schools should complete a chemistry major and confer with the education department concerning additional requirements in education.

Upon completion of the chemistry major, students will be able to

  • demonstrate a knowledge of the broad fundamental concepts of chemistry,

  • search the scientific literature and find adequate, appropriate source material on a given topic,

  • derive hypotheses to answer chemistry questions,

  • design experiments to test hypotheses,

  • conduct experiments and analyze data,

  • draw appropriate conclusions from scientific data,

  • explain the results of experiments to a broad audience,

  • write clearly and concisely in scientific research format.