How Degree Goals are Tied to Degree Requirements

Below are listed the goals for chemstry graduate students followed by a list of those requirements that support the development of each goal

Goal (1) To prepare high-level independent thinkers capable of succeeding in a variety of careers in Chemistry

- Conducting masters/dissertation research
- Original research proposal
- Giving departmental seminars
- Written and oral exams
- Writing thesis/dissertation


Goal (2) To develop the appropriate technical and intellectual skills for a successful career as a researcher

- Conducting masters/dissertation research
- Original research proposal
- Coursework
- Written and oral exams
- Writing thesis/dissertation

Goal (3) To contribute a body of original scholarship to the field

- Conducting masters/dissertation research

Goal (4) To develop strong written and oral communication skills

- Written and oral exams
- Writing thesis/dissertation
- Original research proposal
- Giving departmental seminars
- Presenting at a national conference
- Serving as a Teaching Assistant

Goal (5) To develop a comprehensive body of knowledge about a particular subdiscipline of Chemistry

- Coursework
- Written and oral exams
- Serving as Teaching Assistant
- Giving departmental seminar on current literature

Goal (6) To become an effective teacher for undergraduate students and to develop skills mentoring students in the research laboratory

- Serving as Teaching Assistant
- Conducting research in collaboration with
- undergraduates

Goal (7) To become a part of the broader Chemistry community outside the walls of Bryn Mawr College

- Presenting at a national conference

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