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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition

Chemistry


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Dean: Lianna Zhao, MD
Academic Chair: John Davison, PhD
Faculty: Arthur Ambrose, PhD; Dale Carranza, EdD; Thomas Cullen; John Davison, PhD; Keith Donavan, PhD; Sean Pheasant, PhD; Kiana Tabibzadeh, PhD

Courses

The chemistry curriculum is designed to foster an understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry in a variety of applications-medicine, health-care products, energy, food production, body metabolism, structural materials, microelectronics, and the environment. Students learn how chemical knowledge is derived, theorized, and applied  in solving problems in everyday life. They perform experiments in a modern chemistry laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment under the guidance of experienced faculty. In addition, students have an opportunity to enhance their understanding of chemical concepts and improve their laboratory skills through a series of computer-aided lessons and exercises. The chemistry curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a major in (1) chemistry, biology, marine science, geology, physics, medicine, engineering, or technology; (2) paramedical or allied health science, including nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy, or nutrition; or (3) liberal arts. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the chemistry program, students will be able to

  • Apply chemical concepts to identify or predict chemical behavior.
  • Apply mathematics and statistics principles to solve chemical problems.
  • Identify chemical composition and communicate both chemical properties and principles.

Potential Careers

Examples of careers in chemistry include the following:

  • Medicine
  • Chemist
  • Pharmacist
  • Agrochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Ceramics Industry
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Law
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Government Policy
  • Metallurgist
  • Oceanographer
  • Patent Law
  • Plastics Industry
  • Software Designer
  • Space Exploration
  • Teaching
  • Technical Writer

Programs

    Associate in Arts

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