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The Chemistry BA Program: Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of their respective programs, chemistry and biochemistry majors can:
- Critically analyze data and ideas – graduates will be able to thoughtfully critique information from professional journals and the lay literature.
- Write and speak clearly on chemical and biochemical topics – graduates will be able to show their mastery of the material and explain chemistry and biochemistry to others through their writing and speaking skills.
- Understand and apply core concepts in chemistry and biochemistry to an extent that will allow them to be competitive after Purchase – (bio)chemistry is hierarchical, and in order to progress one must demonstrate competence at the previous level.
- Demonstrate technical laboratory skills – graduate programs and employers want people who are well trained in the fundamentals, so that they can add new skills efficiently.
- Reason quantitatively – performing and understanding calculations is an integral part of chemistry and biochemistry.
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