2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Oct 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

Chemical Physics Minor


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The Chemistry Department sponsors a minor in Chemical Physics, which benefits those students who are particularly interested in calculus-based chemistry courses, such as physics and mathematics majors. The minor provides a concentrated exposure to physical chemical principles.

The Chemical Physics Minor is not open to students concentrating in Biochemistry of Chemistry.

Program Learning Outcomes


Students will:

  • Develop a rigorous understanding of fundamental chemical concepts and techniques
  • Gain practical experience with a wide variety of chemistry instruments and knowledge to interpret obtained data
  • Develop an ability to communicate ideas in chemistry to general audiences and specialists
  • Understand a broad range of chemical principles and knowledge in analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry
  • Gain chemical knowledge and critical thinking skills to solve theoretical and practical problems in chemistry
  • Demonstrate laboratory skills appropriate to the study of chemistry:
    • Acquire, interpret and analyze data using manual and instrumental methods
    • Carry out basic synthetic reactions
    • Maintain a laboratory notebook
    • Work confidently and safely in a laboratory
  • Organize and present scientific information in written and oral form assisted by the use of computer technology such as word processing, spreadsheets, chemical structure drawing programs, chemical information retrieval services
  • Understand the importance of chemistry in an industrial, economic, environmental and social context
  • Develop the ability to succeed in pursuing further studies or employment in chemistry or multi-disciplinary areas involving chemistry

Minor Requirements (20 Units)


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