Overview

Chemistry classes are a typical part of the freshmen and sophomore level curriculum in university offerings.  We teach high school level chemistry for students who did not take this course in high school; this course is necessary to prepare students for subsequent college-level chemistry courses.  In addition, we offer the typical two-year sequence of chemistry.  This sequence is equivalent to the first two years of chemistry taken by science majors at liberal arts colleges and universities and is necessary for some science majors who wish to transfer to university at the junior year level.  We also offer courses for students in the allied health fields and for non-science majors who need a laboratory science class to fulfill their general education requirements.

All of our courses provide students with the opportunity of gaining experience using standard laboratory equipment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

General Education

  • Demonstrate the ability to report scientific information appropriately and effectively.
  • Critically analyze and raise questions about product claims.
  • Carry out a chemical experiment to test hypothesis and critically analyze the results.
  • Be ethically responsible by applying basic chemical knowledge to safely use and dispose of household chemicals.

 

Majors

  • Demonstrate the ability to report scientific information appropriately and effectively.
  • Utilizes the scientific method to analyze and interpret data.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking through the discussion section of written lab reports.
  • Use appropriate computer programs and instrumentation to explore chemistry.

 

Allied Health Chemistry

  • Demonstrate the ability to report scientific information appropriately and effectively.
  • Utilizes the scientific method to analyze and interpret data.
  • Use the periodic table and other reference sources to gather information needed to solve chemical problems.
  • Identify functional groups or reaction types and understand the role of biologically important molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids) in the body.

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