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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Chemistry (BS)


The Department's mission is to prepare students who are highly qualified in the chemical and biochemical sciences at the Undergraduate or Graduate level. Students who graduate from UNCG with a BS degree in chemistry will be prepared to work in the chemical or biochemical industry or to succeed in graduate science programs or in professional schools. The learning outcomes are based on the principles defined by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society and the degree recipients are certified by the ACS. Students who complete this program will have in-depth knowledge of the fundamental areas of chemistry and extensive laboratory experiences in the analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

Assessment data is collected in various chemistry and biochemistry courses and disaggregated by major. Data is discussed by faculty during the annual spring retreat.

Learning Outcomes

Apply Chemical Principles and Problem Solving
Students will be able to apply problem solving skills and the fundamental principles of chemistry in addressing chemical problems.

Conduct Laboratory Work Safely
Students will practice the principles associated with safe and environmentally friendly work in the laboratory.

Demonstrate Command of Chemical Literature
Students will communicate information obtained from the chemical literature to their peers and faculty.

Demonstrate Knowledge of Scientific Ethics
Students will demonstrate fundamental concepts of ethical behavior and the importance of integrity of scientific data, record keeping, and reporting.

Apply Demonstrate Knowledge of Molecular Structure and Reactions
Students will demonstrate knowledge of structure, bonding and reaction mechanisms for organic, inorganic and biochemical molecules.

Proficiency with Compound Synthesis
Students will demonstrate proficiency with the methods of independent synthesis and characterization of chemical compounds.

Proficiency at Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Students will be able to analyze chemical samples using qualitative and quantitative methods and appreciate the limits of the analysis.

Write Lab Reports at Professional Level
Students will be able to communicate the results of their laboratory work in a professional written report.

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