The Chemistry major's learning environment is both challenging and supportive. In contrast to larger schools, CCSU students can work directly with faculty on original projects, which often includes presentations at regional/national conferences and opportunities to co-author publications. In addition to our teaching labs, the department offers advanced chemical instrumentation laboratories, including three major instruments purchased through the National Science Foundation. Our graduates are prepared to pursue graduate studies at even the most prestigious schools or to work as lab technicians in a variety of fields, from state agencies to corporate research and development. The CCSU Chemistry major program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
- To know, understand and use the major concepts, theories, and principles in the five core sub-disciplines of chemistry.
- Technical competency in the use of specific scientific equipment and instrumentation.
- Collect and present experimental data in tabular and graphical formats and interpret the data appropriately.
- Communicate effectively about science in both written and oral contexts.
- Interpret and use scientific literature to find information relevant to course and research work.