Graduates with a Chemistry degree from Fort Lewis College have demonstrated that they can communicate effectively, think critically, apply their knowledge, and are competent to enter the workforce.

Student Learning Outcomes
Assessment Method
Student Performance
- Clearly communicates complex chemical concepts in written and oral forms
- Communication as intellectual contribution
- Senior thesis and public seminar
- Laboratory reports
- Public presentation of student research at national meetings
Senior majors meet rigorous faculty and student evaluation of public seminar and thesis
- Applies fundamental and complex concepts from multiple sub-disciplines in new situations
- Critical thinking as problem solving
- Senior thesis and public seminar
- Undergraduate research
- ACS standardized exams
Students typically perform at the 50th percentile nationally on ACS exams with high scores above the 90th percentile
Demonstrates working knowledge of instrumentation and laboratory techniques
- Action as responsible application of academic learning
- Lab and research reports
- Admission to graduate or professional school
- Alumni career success
- GRE scores
Average GRE scores for last 10 years: 57th percentile analytical, 57th percentile quantitative, 50th percentile verbal with high scores above the 90th percentile
- Competent to enter workforce or graduate school
- Learning as inquiry
- Admission to graduate or professional school
- Alumni career success
The Department ranks in the top 5% of all non-PhD granting institutions nationally in terms of Bachelor's degree origins of current PhDs.