Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to evaluate current literature by writing article reviews. Article reviews must reflect appropriate grammar, critical thinking, and awareness of the current research areas.
  2. Students will be able to write a lab report that will reflect an understanding of the theories, a clear understanding of the procedures, an interpretation of the data, and a reasonable conclusion based on a critical analysis of the data.
  3. Students will give at least two presentations (currently this occurs in pharmacology and biochemistry). One of the presentations can include the sharing of their internship experience during one of the majors meeting. Presentations must demonstrate organization, appropriate content, appropriate communication skills, timing, and creativity.
  4. Students must be able to analyze/evaluate data correctly. Students will be able to design the procedure of at least one experiment based on the knowledge they have acquired in their courses.
  5. Students will also critically evaluate materials from the current research literature. This will be evaluated by the use of article reviews.
  6. Students must be able to identify reliable resources for a topic, collect information relevant to the topic and to assess the usefulness of the information
  7. Students must demonstrate knowledge of chemistry and related fields in the various areas of chemistry (Inorganic, organic, analytical, physical and one additional career oriented course of chemistry) as well as in physics and mathematics. The knowledge will be measured by tests, assignments, group projects and skill demonstration in labs.
  8. Students must be able to identify and apply the math approach needed for solving chemistry and physics problems. This will be by use of word problems on tests and homework, and analysis of data.
  9. Students will be able to use appropriate software to assist in their analysis of data. They will show skills in the use of a graphing program and at least 2 other programs before graduation. Evidence of these skills will be assessed via appropriate use in lab reports and homework.
  10. The student can explain his/her personal core ethics beliefs, can clearly present the theories that form those beliefs, and can recognize ethical issues in complex situations dealing with science and research.