Santa Clara University

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Skills and Competencies

Besides acquiring basic knowledge and skills in chemistry, the student acquires skills and competencies that can be applied in other fields.

Investigative:
Investigative skills
Evaluating data with objectivity
Applying concepts
Identifying and defining problems
Gathering information
Discovering patterns and structures

Computational:
Data processing
Solving quantitative problems
Calculating
Utilizing formulas
Tabulating data
Analyzing data

Analytical:
Clarifying problems
Thinking logically and critically
Paying attention to detail
Comparing variables
Summarizing research findings
Developing theories

Communications:
Preparing technical reports
Organizing data
Designing plots/graphs
Writing technical information
Presenting findings

General:
Physical dexterity
Strong observation skills
Precision/accuracy
Curiosity
Creativity
Facility with technical instruments



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