### Program Goal One: Knowledge

#### Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of the main areas of chemistry that are relevant to their major.

Learning Outcomes:

- Students will score competitively on standardized national exams.

### Program Goal Two: Quantitative Literacy

#### Students will understand and create arguments supported by quantitative evidence and they can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats (using words, tables, graphs, mathematical equations, etc., as appropriate).

Learning Outcomes:

- Students will be able to create and interpret graphs.
- Students will be able to use mathematical equations to solve chemistry problems.

### Program Goal Three: Written and Oral Communication

#### Students will describe, both in writing and orally, chemical processes and procedures.

Learning Outcomes:

- Students will be able to give an oral presentation at a senior-level.
- Students will be able to make and present a scientific poster.
- Students will be able to write a formal laboratory report.

### Program Goal Four: Laboratory Skills

Learning Outcomes:

- Students will be able to accurately record data and procedures in a laboratory notebook.
- Students will demonstrate proper and safe use of laboratory equipment.
- Students will be able to use laboratory instrumentation.

### Program Goal Five: Problem Solving

#### Students will design, evaluate and implement a strategy to answer open-ended questions or achieve desired goals.

Learning Outcomes:

- Students will design an experiment based on previously learned concepts and techniques.
- Students will be able to design and execute their own course independent project.

### Program Goal Six: Integrative Learning

#### Students will make simple connections among ideas and experiences to synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus.

Learning Outcomes:

- Students will be exposed to independent research.
- Students will be able to apply knowledge learned in other courses to solve a chemical problem.
- Students will be able to apply knowledge learned in other courses to explain a chemical concept.