Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Have a functional knowledge of all the basic areas of chemistry including analytical, organic, physical, inorganic and biochemistry.
- Be able to integrate their knowledge in these areas and use their critical thinking skills in order to become problem solvers.
- Be proficient in chemistry laboratories, especially with respect to: Following and understanding general laboratory practice guidelines, especially proper laboratory safety. Performing chemical analyses. Performing simple chemical synthesis. Understanding and using modern chemical instrumentation.
- Students graduating with a minor degree in chemistry should be proficient in the basic skills of chemistry. They will: Be able to articulate clearly scientific information, both in written and oral forms. Be able to use effectively the scientific literature.
Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree in chemistry will be prepared for entry into professional schools (e.g., medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or veterinary), graduate programs, or chemical industries.
Students may elect to obtain a minor in chemistry in conjunction with a major in another academic discipline. The minimum departmental requirements are 18 credit hours of chemistry with at least 9 of these hours from courses at the 300 or 400 level. To meet The College's residency requirement for a minor in Chemistry, students must complete 9 credit hours from the Department of Chemistry at UMKC, and 6 of those 9 hours must be courses at the 300 or 400 level. While credit as a result of advanced placement (AP) scores and courses in Biochemistry (LS-BIOC 441, LS-BIOC 365, or LS-BIOC 366) may be used towards meeting minor requirements, they do not count towards meeting the residency requirement. In addition, the minor courses must be selected from more than one area of chemistry and a minimum grade of a C- is required for all minor and prerequisite courses.
|CHEM 211||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 211L||Experimental General Chemistry I||1|
|CHEM 212R||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 212LR||Experimental General Chemistry II||1|
|Select courses from at least two different areas below:||8|
|Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis|
|Laboratory Safety And Health I|
|Environmental Chemistry I|
|Special Topics In Chemistry|
|Directed Readings In Chemistry|
|Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis|
|Human Biochemistry 1 - Medical|
|Human Biochemistry I|
|Inorganic And Organic Synthesis|
|Elementary Organic Chemistry|
|Experimental Organic Chemistry|
|Organic Chemistry I|
|Organic Chemistry Laboratory I|
|Organic Chemistry Laboratory II|
|Physical Chemistry I|
|Physical Chemistry II|
or CHEM 330
|Elementary Physical Chemistry|
|Experimental Physical Chemistry I|
|Computer Applications To Chemical Problems|
|Introduction To Polymer Chemistry|