2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Department of Chemistry
Shane L. Phillips, Ph.D., Chair
Professors: Byrd, Perona, Stone
Associate Professor: Phillips
Assistant Professors: Russell, C. Stessman, N. Stessman
Office: Naraghi Hall of Science — N360
Phone: (209) 667-3468
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a concentration in Environmental Sciences
Minor in Chemistry
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Chemistry
Liberal Studies Concentration in Chemistry
Please refer to the Liberal Studies section of the catalog.
Majors in chemistry interested in multiple subject or single subject credentials are referred to the Teacher Education section of the Graduate Catalog for a description of teaching credential programs.
Students will demonstrate:
- An understanding of atoms, ions, and molecules and their relationship to chemical and physical properties of matter.
- A working knowledge of fundamental chemical principles and how they apply to the real world.
- A firm knowledge of major classes of chemicals, their reactivity, and their physical properties.
- The ability to evaluate the quality and usefulness of their data in reaching a conclusion.
- The ability to effectively communicate scientific information orally and in writing.
- The ability to search and find information in the chemical literature.
- The ability to critically evaluate scientific communications (written and oral).
- Independent work and teamwork in the laboratory.
- Competency multi-tasking in the laboratory.
Students will utilize:
- The scientific method to question, to design and perform experiments, and to devise and evolve theories on chemical phenomena.
- Modern methods of chemical synthesis, characterization, and analysis.
- Modern laboratory instrumentation in their experimental work.
Students will apply:
- Mathematical skills and reasoning to derive quantitative results on which their conclusions are based.
- Fundamental chemical principles to design experiments, collect data, and assess the results.
Students will communicate scientific information in writing.
Students will document experimental work in a scientific format.
Graduates will think critically in analysis of chemical properties.