MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Mission Statement:
The Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences serves both science and non-science majors with an AA in chemistry and general education courses in Human and Physical Geography, Geology, Oceanography, and Earth Sciences.
   
Degree:  Chemistry AA – Plan A 
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Describe chemical and physical structures and reactions. 
2. Solve problems with algebra, analyze graphical data, and convert between scientific units. 
3. Apply the scientific method by forming hypothesis based on observation. 
4. Design and implement simple experiments, work independently, and draw reasonable conclusions. 
5. Communicate scientific processes by writing laboratory reports that include data in tabular and graphical format and summarize results to explain the phenomena studied.