Office of Assessment and Accreditation

UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Chemistry (MS)

Mission

The central mission of the Department is "the understanding and communication of the vital nature of chemistry and biochemistry", which we accomplish "through our teaching, research and service". In accord with this, the first goal of the Department is "to provide expert training in fundamental principles and state-of-the-art technologies for majors at the graduate level". The learning goals of the graduate program are directed primarily toward satisfying this mission goal. For thorough training at the graduate level, the student needs appropriate course work, research experience, and development of communication skills at the level appropriate for positions of responsibility. In additional to developing reasoning skills and providing advanced laboratory experience for the student, the independent research that is required for the graduate degree also addresses the research component of the Department's mission. Finally, the service component of the Department's mission is fulfilled in part by providing local industries with a source of higher learning for their current and future employees.

Assessment data is collected based on records kept on performance of the graduate students as they progress through the program. Data is discussed by faculty during the annual spring retreat.


Students Demonstrate Knowledge of Advanced Concepts in Chemistry
Students will understand advanced concepts in the four major sub-disciplines of chemistry and be able to apply this knowledge through reading and interpreting the current chemical literature.

Students Present A Professional Research Proposal
Students will be able to organize related ideas concerning advanced chemical systems creating a unifying and fully consistent model that advances the state of knowledge in a particular area of science.

Students Complete a Thesis Research Project
Students will be able to synthesize new ideas in chemistry by performing independent research and placing their results into the context of the current knowledge in the field.

Students Develop Marketable Skills and Knowledge
Students learn research skills and knowledge which make them marketable in industry or for further graduate study.


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