Chemistry Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes
B.S./B.A. Chemistry Degree (ACS certified)
Revised Fall 2013
Graduates from the Chemistry degree program will have demonstrated:
- an understanding of major concepts, theoretical principles and experimental findings in chemistry.
- an ability to work effectively in diverse teams in both classroom and laboratory.
- an ability to employ critical thinking and efficient problem-solving skills in the four basic areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic , organic, and physical).
- an ability to conduct experiments, analyze data, and interpret results, while observing responsible and ethical scientific conduct.
- effective written and oral communication skills, especially the ability to transmit complex technical information in a clear and concise manner.
- the ability to use modern instrumentation for chemical analysis and separation.
- the ability to use computers for chemical simulation and computation.
- the ability to employ modern library search tools (e.g. SciFinder) to locate, retrieve, and evaluate scientific information.
- a familiarity with, and application of safety and chemical hygiene regulations and practices.
- an ability to gain entry into professional schools, graduate programs, or the job market.
K-State Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes
- Knowledge. Students will demonstrate a depth of knowledge and apply the methods of inquiry in a discipline of their choosing, and they will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge across their choice of varied disciplines.
- Critical Thinking. Students will demonstrate the ability to access and interpret information, respond and adapt to changing situations, make complex decisions, solve problems, and evaluate actions.
- Communication. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
- Diversity. Students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of the skills necessary to live and work in a diverse world.
- Academic and Professional Integrity. Students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of the ethical standards of their academic discipline and/or profession.
Download our Learning Outcomes Assesment Plan here. (PDF)
Download our Alignment Matrix here. (PDF)