All students at Missouri S&T are required to participate in appropriate experiential learning activities. Experiential learning refers to learning stimulated by a variety of structured activities that differ significantly from the traditional lecture format. Experiential learning activities are designed to require students to go beyond mastering basic skills and knowledge in the application of that material to problem solving challenges. These activities involve collaboration and reflective learning and allow students to learn in environments that align with their aptitudes. For more information about Experiential Learning at Missouri S&T, click here.
The Chemistry BS degree and the Chemistry BA degree require each student to complete experiential learning activities appropriate to the student’s course of study, proposed by the student, and agreed upon by the student’s major advisor and department chair. Especially for the BA degree program, these activities will often be part of the multidisciplinary capstone course but other activities may also be proposed. The criteria employed in the approval process are as follows.
This list is not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive. The Major Advisor and Chair must come to consensus on activities they will accept within the structure and expectations of their degree programs; however, activities must embody the spirit and intent of the Missouri S&T definition and implementation guidelines delineated in the experiential learning standard operating procedures adopted by the Faculty Senate.
Undergraduate students- are you interested in research? The Mission Statement of the Department of Chemistry emphasizes research experience as an important part of development and learning. Read about the faculty that are interested in recruiting undergraduate students to work in their labs. Refer to the faculty directory to obtain contact information and just drop a brief email to a prospective mentor to initiate communication.