The Department of Chemistry at Sonoma State University offers three degree paths and a minor. Each of these programs is composed of General Education courses, major requirements including support courses and special topics (major electives), and university electives. All of these areas will add up to 120 units needed to graduate.
Program Learning Outcomes (for BS Biochemistry, BS Chemistry & BA Chemistry)
- Read and interpret chemical literature and communicate science effectively in both oral and written formats
- Understand properties and reactivity of atoms and molecules.
- Proficient at experimental design with documentation and generation of useful data. Including the proficiency of data manipulation, interpretation and forming conclusions based on data.
- Use chemicals, standard glassware, and instrumentation safely and effectively.
- Work towards ethical behavior and developing awareness of bias in experimental expectations and social interactions.
Additional Program Learning Outcomes for the BS in Chemistry
- Apply a deep mathematical foundation for application to chemical problems.
- Implement experiments for a novel research problem and demonstrate scientific independence.
Additional Program Learning Outcomes for the BS in Biochemistry
- Implement experiments for a novel research problem and demonstrate scientific independence
- Describe and apply the relationship between structure and function for biological molecules and how these relationships dictate chemical reactivities in metabolism and life.