College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

MA Chemistry

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and an understanding of scientific questions in a primary area of expertise in the chemical and biochemical sciences and place the thesis research in the context of the current state of knowledge of the field.
  • Appropriately employ models, theories, mathematical relationships and symbolic notations that are used to represent and test knowledge in the chemical and biochemical sciences.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of the chemical and biochemical sciences and a competent understanding of the fundamental principles in related disciplinary fields through participation in coursework, seminars and group meetings.
  • Employ the principles of safe practices and ethical use of scientific knowledge, materials and procedures.
  • Analyze, interpret, and retrieve data from the primary and review literature, to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills for raising and addressing scientific question(s).
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate and collect data and information through designing and safely testing original hypothesis using contemporary methods and techniques.
  • Work independently and cooperatively on an original research project to collect, interpret, analyze, organize, and present high quality data for an original thesis.
  • Effectively communicate ideas, concepts, results and conclusions from the original research project in a written thesis, oral defense and poster presentations.
*Retrieved from Compliance Assist January 2, 2019. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.