Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will evaluate problems in chemistry using conceptual and quantitative approaches. Components include:
    • Stoichiometry
    • Physical-chemical properties
    • Chemical bonding and reactivity
    • Thermodynamics
    • Kinetics
    • Equilibria
  • Students will apply techniques in the chemical laboratory. Components include:
    • Preparation of solutions
    • Synthesis
    • 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
    • Collaboration
    • 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.

Mission Statement

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.

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