The objectives of the BS programs are the following:
- Provide a solid background in the fundamental concepts and methods of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry and an appreciation of issues in each of these fields that areas of current research.
- Provide a specialized knowledge of at least one of these areas, sufficient to qualify for entry-level employment in industry and admission to graduate school.
- Provided practical experience in laboratory technique, including competence to keep legible and complete experimental records, synthesize and characterize chemical compounds, design experiments, use and understand modern analytical instruments, perform accurate and precise qualitative measurements, analyze data statistically and draw reasonable conclusions from them, use computers to analyze chemical and biochemical questions, work effectively in small groups or teams, communicate effectively through oral and written reports, and anticipate, recognize, and respond properly to hazards of chemical manipulations.
- Provide competence in searching the scientific literature and in understanding scientific journal articles.