About the Program
Students in the Chemistry program learn to recognize the fundamental chemical theories and principles that drive the science world. You will work in a cooperative laboratory environment, design experiments, and learn how to formulate evidence-based conclusions.
What You'll Learn
- Master fundamental chemical concepts and some advanced principles across the broad spectrum of chemistry disciplines.
- Design experiments and carry them out using modern instruments and techniques.
- Cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving skills by interpreting results and designing new experiments based on interpretations.
- Effectively communicate chemistry-related concepts and experimental results and conclusions through written, visual, and verbal formats to scientists and non-scientists.
- Develop leadership skills and a global perspective on chemistry issues
- Engage in practices informed by social responsibility across the spectrum of differences.
Plan of Study
Chemistry program students start by taking introductory courses that provide a foundation for future courses. As you move through the program, you will learn how to ask your own questions and develop valuable research skills from hands-on experiences in computational, quantitative, biological, and environmental chemistry.
Liberal Education Courses
You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.
Principles of Chemistry and Lab
In this general introductory course, you will explore atomic structures, states of matter, trends in the periodic table, and chemical reactions and equations through a combination of class discussions and laboratory activities.
Organic Chemistry and Lab
Through this course, you will discover the structures, properties, and reactions among organic compounds. Students study the physical and chemical properties of all carbon compounds addressing nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and more.