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.

Program Requirements

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. 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. 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 211General Chemistry I4
or MOTRCHEM 150 MOTR Chemistry I
CHEM 211LExperimental General Chemistry I1
CHEM 212RGeneral Chemistry II4
CHEM 212LRExperimental General Chemistry II1
Select courses from at least two different areas below:8
Analytical
Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis
Instrumental Analysis
Laboratory Safety And Health I
Environmental Chemistry I
Special Topics In Chemistry
Directed Readings In Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Human Biochemistry 1 - Medical
Bioorganic Chemistry
Inorganic
Inorganic And Organic Synthesis
Chemical Literature
Inorganic Chemistry
Organic
Elementary Organic Chemistry
Experimental Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Organic Chemistry II
Physical
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry II
Elementary Physical Chemistry
Molecular Spectroscopy
Experimental Physical Chemistry I
Computer Applications To Chemical Problems
Polymer
Introduction To Polymer Chemistry
Total Credits18