Chemistry Student Learning Objectives


The mission of the Chemistry program at Arkansas Tech University is to advance the chemical sciences through the education of undergraduate students by delivering a broad-based and challenging chemistry experience that will train students for graduate school in science or as professionals in a variety of health, government, or private industry positions. With a high standard for excellence in the classroom and research and in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Chemical Society, the chemistry program will produce students who are knowledgeable in chemistry and can think critically.

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  • Students completing the baccalaureate program will be able to demonstrate competency and understanding of the basic concepts found in chemistry and biochemistry.                                                                       
  • Baccalaureate graduates will be able to utilize the scientific method for formal investigation and to demonstrate competency with experimental methods that are used to discover and verify the concepts related to chemistry and biochemistry content knowledge.
  • Baccalaureate graduates will demonstrate skills necessary for conducting research related to content knowledge and laboratory skills. From the challenging and engaging curricular and co-curricular learning experiences students will build multitude of skills in the core specialties of organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and biochemistry.            
  • Six months after graduation, our graduates will find work in chemistry or a related discipline, or be attending a professional school.
What Courses will I take?

The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.


Where can I learn more about careers in Chemistry?

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has an excellent portal for chemistry graduates on chemistry job opportunities and career and how to make transition from college to a career. Click here to find more information.  


Where Might I find a job after graduating from the chemistry program?
Chemistry graduates can go on to pursue a wide range of career paths. Students with a baccalaureate degrees in chemistry have much scope to use their knowledge within a range of research and development  sectors, including roles within chemical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, healthcare and more. Our graduates work in government and private sectors, including toxicology labs, government schools, and medical and health care facilities. Others go on to medical schools, graduate schools, and other professional schools. For information on how to prepare yourself to apply to graduate school in chemistry, explore the ACS's Planning for Graduate Education in Chemistry portal page.