By graduation a Chemistry major should be able to

  • Apply a breadth of knowledge from across the sub-disciplines of chemistry to clearly define and solve chemical problems.
  • Generate chemical hypotheses; design and execute experiments to test hypotheses; analyze and interpret data to draw meaningful conclusions from experimental results.
  • Effectively communicate chemical concepts and research results orally and in written form to either general or specialized audiences.
  • Conduct and present classroom and independent work responsibly and within the highest scientific standards of honesty, accuracy, and objectivity.
  • Navigate the chemical literature effectively to retrieve specific information and to inform broader research questions; critically assess the experimental design, results, and conclusions of articles published in the primary literature.
  • Conduct chemical experiments safely and in compliance with relevant chemical-hygiene regulations; recognize and minimize hazards in the chemistry laboratory.