Objectives of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry:
Graduates shall be able to demonstrate technical competency in the performance of basic laboratory operations, including solution preparation and standardization, common synthetic procedures, standard qualitative and quantitative analysis procedures, and operation of standard laboratory equipment.
Graduates shall have an in-depth understanding of the theoretical basis of chemistry, as well as areas of application of chemical principles.
Graduates shall be capable of critical analysis and shall have had experience in applying the scientific method to a chemical problem.
Graduates must be will versed in the language of chemistry and should be capable of effectively communicating chemical knowledge in both written and oral forms.
Graduates shall be able to function as chemical professionals in entry-level jobs or to succeed in graduate studies in chemistry or related scientific fields.
German or Russian is strongly recommended. Up to six credits of foreign language may be used to satisfy the General Education Core Humanities requirement.
Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.
At least 40 credits must be earned at the upper-division level (300 and above).