Students will demonstrate mastery of the body of knowledge specified by the core curriculum. Students at the upper level apply what they have learned to problems that require the evaluation of the scientific literature and the design of studies to test hypotheses. Students will use quantitative methods, both analytical and statistical, for modeling and interpreting the behavior of chemical systems. Students will be familiar with the basic experimental methods of organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. Students will communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, the methods used in chemical scholarship and research and the results obtained with them.