Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The Biology major program goals are realized in the following student learning outcomes:
Outcome Group 1:
- Be able to identify and explain fundamental biological concepts and principles on the molecular, cellular, organismal and population levels.
- Describe the unifying concepts underlying the diversity of life.
Outcome Group 2:
- Apply knowledge of biological concepts to formulate questions and hypotheses for research.
- Demonstrate ability to find, read, understand, and critically evaluate scientific papers.
Outcome Group 3:
- Use the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and execute experiments.
- Collect and analyze data.
- Communicate findings both orally and in written forms.
- Develop experimental skills and techniques used in laboratory and field research.
Outcome Group 4:
- Recognize their (the students’) ability to make positive contributions to the general and/or scientific communities.
- Promote awareness of job and/or graduate opportunities.
- Promote awareness of internship and summer research opportunities during their tenure at MU.
- Evaluate and understand human impact on the environment.