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Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: To provide a quality education in the biological sciences

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and explain fundamental biological concepts and principles
  2. Describe the unifying biological concepts underlying the diversity of life
  3. Demonstrate the ability to find, read, understand and critically evaluate scientific literature

Goal 2: To use the scientific process to develop a student’s curiosity about the natural world

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply knowledge of biological concepts to formulate questions and hypotheses
  2. Integrate knowledge of biological concepts and experimental techniques to design and execute experiments, collect and analyze data, and communicate findings
  3. Comprehensive written evaluation and synthesis of the primary literature on a particular topic

Goal 3: To develop and carry out independent research

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Integrate knowledge of the scientific literature to develop a testable question for independent research
  2. Synthesize findings and disseminate conclusions through a written report and oral presentation