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Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

Students majoring in biochemistry will:

  • demonstrate understanding of fundamental chemical concepts through performance on assignments and exams (lecture setting) and laboratory experiments and reports (laboratory setting).
  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge of experimental approaches to solving problems of a chemical nature and have an ability to extend that knowledge to the solution of new problems.
  • demonstrate written and oral communication skills for conversing on a chemical nature.
  • demonstrate a proficiency in the discipline through discovery and validation of new knowledge in research projects.will apply skills of the discipline to analyze, interpret and communicate results of laboratory experiments and research.

Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in biochemistry will:

  • demonstrate his/her mastery of the four principle disciplines: biochemistry, analytical, organic, and physical chemistry.
  • demonstrate excellent critical thinking and problem solving abilities. S/he will be able to integrate chemical concepts and ideas learned in lecture courses with skills learned in laboratories to formulate hypotheses, propose and perform experiments, collect data, compile and interpret results and draw reasonable and logical conclusions.
  • demonstrate technical mastery of fundamental wet laboratory skills, use proper laboratory safety protocols, and demonstrate proficiency in using computers to solve chemical problems.
  • apply their experience and knowledge of the discipline in the successful conduct of at least 100 hours of undergraduate research.
  • demonstrate effective scientific communication skills – both written and oral. Students will be able to write reports and present the results of their own scientific works or the works of another scientist.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences

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