BA in Chemistry

Chemistry students in the Natural Sciences Complex

The BA in Chemistry offers a flexible course of study for students who desire a wider choice of options to meet their educational goals. Students may choose from a variety of electives among the arts and social sciences, and graduates of this program often pursue further study in chemistry, medicine or other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, students will:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in the traditional sub-divisions of the science (organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry) and application.
  • Understand the ethical, historic, philosophical and environmental dimensions of problems and issues facing chemists
  • Use modern instrumentation and classical laboratory techniques.
  • Are able to design and conduct scientific experiments for the purpose of solving a scientific problem and to record and analyze the results.
  • Know the proper procedures for safe handling and use of chemicals and can follow the proper procedures for chemical waste disposal.
  • Identify and solve chemical problems and explore new areas of research.
  • Apply their chemistry training in inter-disciplinary problem solving with specialists in other areas of science and technology.
  • Communicate the results of their work to other chemists.