Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will evaluate problems in chemistry using conceptual and quantitative approaches. Components include:
- Physical-chemical properties
- Chemical bonding and reactivity
- Students will apply techniques in the chemical laboratory. Components include:
- Preparation of solutions
- Chemical hygiene (safety)
- Data measurement and analysis
- Set-up and use of instrumentation
- Students will demonstrate professional skills and standards. Components include:
- Oral presentations
- Laboratory notebooks
- Written reports
- Ethical standards
- Students will practice chemistry as a scientific endeavor. Components include:
- Articulate the purpose of an investigation in the broader context of the discipline.
- Generate original data using appropriate methodology.
- Evaluate the significance of original data and relevance of literature data.
- Draw conclusions relevant to an investigation.
The mission of the undergraduate chemistry program at EMU is to prepare students for entering the workforce, graduate school, professional school or a career in high school teaching by equipping them with a foundational knowledge of chemistry and an appreciation for scientific inquiry through mentoring and training in the classroom, laboratory and community.