Learning Outcomes

Through a variety of learning opportunities, our students will develop:

Outcome 1

a knowledge-base necessary to understand chemistry as a varied and central dimension of contemporary life.

Outcome 2

the technical and intellectual skills necessary to facilitate creative problem solving.

Outcome 3

the attitudes and values that foster a continuing discourse about science and its role in multicultural societies.

Students interested in chemistry and biochemistry will have a chance to study these fields in an integrated and modern way!

These choices will prepare you for many possibilities, including graduate level study in chemistry or biochemistry, as well as advanced education and careers in any of the medical fields, secondary education, patent law, government service, and environmental science.

Mission Statement

The Chemistry Department at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University strives to provide an excellent education in chemistry within a liberal arts tradition for a variety of learners. We design our program to help students understand that chemistry is a way of thinking about how matter is constructed, organized, and functions. In accord with the Benedictine tradition of these two institutions, we build this chemical foundation in a context that helps students become scientifically responsible citizens, with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will allow them to be successful in scientific or non-scientific professions. We accomplish this by providing students with a variety of learning opportunities such as formal courses with integrated laboratories, hands-on experiences with modern instrumentation and computers, research projects and seminar programs. We carry out this mission in an atmosphere of support and encouragement for both students and staff.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Alicia Peterson
Chair, Chemistry Department
CSB Ardolf Science Center 123 and 246

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