Student Learning Outcomes

Chemistry majors at Washburn University, upon graduation, will:

  • master a broad set of chemical knowledge concerning the fundamentals in the basic areas of the discipline (analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry).
  • Demonstrate an operating knowledge of a variety of modern scientific instrumentation and computational methods to analyze chemicals and chemical processes.
  • Demonstrate safe chemical practices, including waste handling and safety equipment.

In addition, Bachelor’s Level chemistry majors, upon graduation, will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to define scientific problems, develop testable hypotheses, design and execute experiments, analyze data using appropriate statistical methods, and draw appropriate conclusions both individually and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrate the use of modern library search tools to locate and retrieve scientific information and the ability to communicate scientific knowledge both verbally and in writing to peers and the scientific community. 
  • Discuss the application of the standards of professional ethics and how these affect the scientific endeavor.