Program Review

Mission Statement

The mission of the chemistry department at Westmont College is to provide a nationally competitive chemistry program that helps our students become competent, thoughtful, and theologically reflective scientists, teachers, health care providers, and citizens of our world.

Program Learning Outcomes

The links below lead to information about the department's most recent assessment of student learning relative to our program learning outcomes.

As a result of what they have learned in their chemistry program, graduates in chemistry will be able to do the following:

  1. Core Knowledge. Students will demonstrate a breadth and depth of knowledge in chemistry.
  2. Experimental Design. Students will be skilled in working in the laboratory and will be competent in experiment design and problem solving by the time of graduation.
  3. Christian Connection. Our students will be experienced at reconciling Christian and scientific world views. They will have a perspective that integrates their scientific and theological beliefs into a seamless whole.
Program Review Resources

Curriculum Map A curriculum map is a visual representation of the structure of program curriculum. The map charts program courses, syllabi, and assessments as they relate to the intended program learning outcomes. In other words, a curriculum map is the intellectual linkage that presents twenty plus courses as a story of learning.

Multi Year Assessment Plan A multi-year assessment plan shows what program learning outcomes will be assessed in what years.

Annual and Six-Year Reports

2014 (6 year), 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010