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BS in Chemistry

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The Chemistry baccalaureate program at Elizabeth City State University provides students with (i) the knowledge and skills in chemistry, (ii) quantitative skills in chemistry, (iii) experimental/research skills and (iv) skills for communication of scientific information needed (a) to embark on careers as chemists in the industrial or public sector, (b) to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or related disciplines, (c) to pursue one of the health professions, namely: medicine, dentistry and pharmacy or (d) to become chemistry educators.

Outcome 1 Communication
Students will be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Outcome 2 General Knowledge of Chemistry
Students will demonstrate a general knowledge of chemistry as demonstrated in passing the American Chemical Society (Pre-Test), General Chemistry Examination (GCE) and Major Field Test (MFT).

Outcome 3 Analyze and Interpret Data
Students will be able to design and perform hypothesis driven laboratory experiences, analyze and interpret original data.

Outcome 4 Perform in Lab Setting
Students will able to design, carry out, record and analyze the results of chemical experiments following standard safety laboratory protocols as well as standard lab equipment and modern implementation.

Outcome 5
Students will be able to use information resources that include: (a) finding information using primary sources in traditional library, electronic indexes and journals, and (b) retrieving and evaluating scientific information from secondary sources such as electronic databases.

Outcome 6
Students will be able to distinguish between the sub-disciplines of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.