Physical Sciences
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Bachelor of Science
in Chemistry
Required Competencies
Assessment Procedures
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Competencies Required in the Program
The student will:
1. Develop enough learning techniques to adapt to new vocational and educational situations, i.e., be able to educate themselves in new applied areas and keep up with progress in the field.
2. Develop enough self confidence, personal independence and understanding of scientific methods to carry out a technical project on one's own with only consultant-style help.
3. Read technical literature with good comprehension.
4. Write technical reports in a clear and logical way.
5. Present oral reports on technical material in a clear and logical way.
6. Be able to retrieve any needed information from the scientific literature.
7. Analyze laboratory data for its correctness and locate probable sources of error, including an understanding of standard statistical tests and the concepts of error and uncertainty, and an understanding of the advantages and limitations of current instrumental and other laboratory techniques.
8. Be able to use the basic principles of chemistry as presented in the first year class in a wide variety of contexts, especially the relation of microscopic physical picture to bulk chemical behavior. Be able to relate scientific principles to observed behavior.
9. Comprehend the major systems of nomenclature used in chemistry and know enough about the basic functional groups of inorganic and organic chemistry to have a primitive vocabulary of basic types of chemical reactions and to be able to use this to make rational chemical predictions.
Assessment Procedures
Performance of graduates on entrance examinations
Performance of graduates in professional schools
Surveys of graduates
Surveys of employers
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