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Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following are program goals for the Clinical Laboratory Science major:

  1. To provide a quality education in the biological sciences
  2. To stimulate a student’s innate curiosity for lifelong learning 
  3. To develop an understanding of the scientific process and its application.
  4. To provide the tools and promote knowledge for future opportunities and endeavors, and to develop involved members of the community

The Clinical Laboratory Science major program goals are realized in the following student learning outcomes:

Outcome Group 1: (Department/Program Goal 1)
  1.  Students will be able to identify and explain fundamental biological concepts and principles on the molecular, cellular, organismal and population levels
  2. Students will be able to describe the unifying concepts underlying the diversity of life
 Outcome Group 2: (Department/Program Goal 2)
  1. Students will be able to apply knowledge of biological concepts to formulate questions and hypotheses for research
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate ability to find, read, understand, and critically evaluate scientific papers 
Outcome Group 3: (Department/Program Goal 3)
  1. Students will be able to use the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and execute experiments
  2. Students will be able to collect and analyze data
  3. Students will be able to communicate findings both orally and in written forms
  4. Students will be able to develop experimental skills and techniques used in laboratory and field research
Outcome Group 4: (Department/Program Goal 4)
  1. Students will be able to recognize their (the students’) ability to make positive contributions to the general and/or scientific communities
  2. Students will be aware of job and/or graduate opportunities
  3. Students will be able aware of internship and summer research opportunities during their tenure at Misericordia University
  4. Students will be able to evaluate and understand human impact on the environment