Department of Chemistry
Program Mission Statement
The Department of Chemistry at Wallace Community College seeks to prepare all students for pre-professional school, academic transfer, or careers in the health field by providing instruction that focuses on the fundamental principles of chemistry. Students learn essential laboratory techniques by interacting with the instructor and completing experiments. The chemistry faculty challenge students by developing critical thinking skills and analytical reasoning.
Chemistry Program Level Outcomes
The Department of Chemistry supports the college wide General Education Outcomes in addition to the following program Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree outcomes:
- College-level skills in critical reading and thinking.
- Effective written communication skills using standards of written English to produce sentences and paragraphs that are purposeful, sequential, logical, and effectively organized.
- Effective oral communication skills using unity of thought and logical arrangement of ideas.
- Information Literacy – having the ability to successfully retrieve and manage information through traditional means, efficient use of technology, and computer literacy.
- An ability to use scientific reasoning and scientific methods to make observations, to answer questions, and to gather and interpret data.
- The ability to (1) compute college-level mathematical operations accurately, (2) comprehend mathematical information, and (3) utilize quantitative thinking skills to solve problems.
- The ability to compute college-level mathematical operations accurately, comprehend mathematical information, and utilize quantitative thinking skills to solve problems.
- Intercultural awareness as expressed through identification of diverse literary, artistic, religious, philosophical, and cultural achievements.
Click on course name for course descriptions as well as any pre-requisites.
The detailed requirements for each of the programs and transfer guides offered through the Natural Science Division are found in the Wallace Community College Catalog and Student Handbook. You may view the college catalog by going to http://www.wallace.edu/Catalog.pdf
. It is recommended that you review the information published in the Catalog, and that you research the STARS program on the Web at http://stars.troy.edu/
to ensure that your planned curriculum will meet the requirements of the four-year college(s) that you may be considering for transfer upon completion of your requirements at Wallace Community College.
Student learning outcomes for each course offered by the Department of Chemistry may be viewed here