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. The Keck Science chemistry major is accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Keck Science Common Learning Outcomes
Students completing a major in the Keck Science Department should demonstrate the ability to:
- Use foundational principles to analyze problems in nature.
- Develop hypotheses and test them using quantitative techniques.
- Articulate applications of science in the modern world.
- Effectively communicate scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates in Chemistry will:
- Be able to apply knowledge of chemistry, physics and math to solve chemical problems,
- Possess a breadth of knowledge in analytical, physical, organic, analytical, inorganic and biochemistry,
- Be able to identify, formulate and solve complex problems,
- Have a mastery of techniques and skills, used by chemists.