Research Methods

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective December 16, 2019 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Research methods is a three-credit laboratory course for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. Students will work independently within a small group to solve scientific problems thoroughly and critically. Students will develop a research proposal and implement their strategy. Students will interpret experimental findings and summarize results in a final research report.

Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.

Learning outcomes


  • Adapt to working independently within a small group.
  • Design and implement an independent group research proposal.
  • Analyze and summarize primary scientific literature in chemistry/biochemistry.
  • Evaluate and interpret experimental design, data, and results in both written and oral communication.
  • Properly manage chemical use, safety, and disposal.