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2014-2015 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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In its most basic sense, chemistry is the science of taking things apart and putting things together at the atomic and molecular levels. But this rather short definition encompasses a huge field of study. Chemists explore the structure and properties of the atoms and molecules that make up our physical world. They also study the reactions that produce compounds and think up new and useful ways of producing such compounds. Whether creating stronger fibers or more effective medicines, they help to bring useful, new things into existence.

Chemistry courses at Lakeland provide a comprehensive knowledge of chemistry and chemical processes. As a natural science offering, chemistry teaches students ways of knowing about the world through detailed observation, testable hypotheses, and controlled experiments. As a liberal-arts program, it develops analytical and critical-thinking skills, as well as the ability to communicate clearly and directly.

Lakeland’s chemistry program provides students with hands-on training in the laboratory and in the field, preparing students for careers ranging from laboratory researcher to classroom instructor, product developer to regulatory official, pharmaceutical representative to forensic scientist.

Students who major in Chemistry will be able to:

  • identify, explain, and apply the fundamental principles of chemistry and physics (as related to chemistry);
  • demonstrate the ability to use technology as a chemical research tool;
  • apply the scientific method to design experiments, analyze experimental data, and understand the limits of the experimental approach; and
  • demonstrate the ability to present their experimental work via oral, written, and visual communications effectively; and
  • demonstrate the desire to engage the subject beyond the course or program requirements.

Professor: Brian Frink
Assistant Professor: Jered McGivern



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