Chemistry

The student of chemistry examines, describes and explores the composition, structure and properties of substances and the changes they undergo. This curriculum provides a firm foundation in the principles of chemistry as well as sufficient experience to prepare the student for basic research, secondary school teaching, the pursuit of a career in medicine, or graduate study in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing a major in the Keck Science Department should demonstrate the ability to:

  • 1. Use foundational principles to analyze problems in nature.
  • 2. Develop hypotheses and test them using quantitative techniques.
  • 3. Articulate applications of science in the modern world.
  • 4. Effectively communicate scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.

In addition, learning outcomes for graduates in Chemistry will:

  • 1. be able to apply knowledge of chemistry, physics and math to solve chemical problems,
  • 2. possess a breadth of knowledge in analytical, physical, organic, analytical, inorganic and bio-chemistry,
  • 3. be able to identify, formulate and solve complex problems,
  • 4. have a mastery of techniques and skills, used by chemists.

The following table contains all courses taught in the chemistry major curriculum and indicates the learning outcomes that are addressed in each course.

Course
Apply knowledge of chem, physics & math to solve problems
Breadth of knowledge in analytical, physical , organic, inorganic & bio-chemistry
Identify, formulate, & solve complex problems
Develop hypotheses and test them using quantitative techniques
Mastery of techniques and skills
Effectively communicate scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.
Chem 14
X
X
X
Chem 15
X
X
X
X
Chem 129
X
X
X
Chem 116
X
X
X
Chem 117
X
X
X
Chem 121
X
X
X
Chem 122
X
X
X
X
Chem 126
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 127
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 128
X
X
X
Chem 130
X
X
X
Chem 134
X
X
X
X
Chem 136
X
X
X
X
Chem 139
X
X
X
X
Chem 172
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 177
X
X
X
X
Chem 188
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 190
X
X
X
X
X
X
Chem 191
X
X
X
X
Chem 199
X
X
X
X
X
X

Learn more about the Chemistry Major at the Keck Science Department Website