Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 
    Jun 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018 - 2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.A.

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Program Director: Ken Cheung, Ph.D.


The chemistry major provides students with an understanding of the unifying themes, as well as the diversity, of natural and synthetic materials and their importance within the environment and technology. Students are prepared for positions in industry and government or for advanced study in a variety of scientific disciplines.

Students may choose from two-degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts degree or the Bachelor of Science degree. The B.A. degree is appropriate for students who desire greater flexibility in their undergraduate coursework. This flexibility may be used to incorporate a minor, a second major, a study abroad program or additional elective coursework. The B.S. degree is appropriate for those who seek greater depth of foundational coursework in supporting fields, additional breadth within the major and a research capstone.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of moral/ethical/environmental issues including the stewardship of natural resources related to Chemistry.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental chemical concepts, research skills, and good written reporting skills
  3. Employ critical thinking in problem solving to read, interpret, analyze technical papers, and develop research questions.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency of technical lab skills including the use of instrumentation for quantitative analysis and computational methodologies.

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

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