As they approach graduation it is expected that baccalaureate students in Chemistry will:
manifest an understanding of those fundamental chemical principles and practices suggested by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training.
demonstrate the applicability of chemical principles and practices in the study and understanding of other fields while recognizing the unifying aspects of knowledge regardless of fields.
be prepared for graduate study in chemistry and/or related professional fields.
be able to compete successfully for entry-level employment in chemistry or related areas.
be able to communicate orally and in writing about the impact of chemistry in society, historical advances in chemistry, and ethical issues in chemistry.
The senior assignment is a student's opportunity to demonstrate to faculty, fellow students, and others that the student has achieved these goals. Students are required to present either a poster (with a 10-15 minute oral presentation and defense) or a 20-30 minute Power Point seminar.
Students are encouraged to present results from their own research experiences. Students who have not taken advantage of the opportunity to do research with a faculty member will present a "library project" based on the chemical literature.
All topics are approved by the course instructor and/or the Student Standards and Assessment Committee.
All students are expected to do library work and gather and evaluate the information obtained.
All departmental faculty are responsible for evaluating the resulting projects.
CHEM 499 (Senior Assignment) for zero hours credit is required for graduation.