2019-2020 Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2022  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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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