Biology Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduates will be able to
- Explain the foundational significance of the Cell Theory and the Theory of Evolution to biology.
- Describe the flow of energy within systems.
- Describe how genetic processes underlie all of biological function and explain diversity.
- Evaluate function as it relates to structure throughout the spectrum of biological organization.
- Describe interactions within and among species, between species, and between species and the environment.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in basic laboratory skills.
- Demonstrate a proficiency in using the metric system and scientific notation.
- Demonstrate laboratory safety.
- Plan, execute, and interpret an experiment following the tenets of the scientific method.
- Analyze and interpret data for presentation in both written and oral formats.
- Use knowledge of basic biological principles to summarize and support a critical analysis of current scientific advances (primary literature and popular accounts), legislative issues, environmental issues, biotechnological advances, and/or advances in human medicine.
- Collect and report data honestly and ethically.
- Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Evaluate scientific journal articles in terms of scientific merit and ethical, societal, and global implications.
- Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to learn and think independently and creatively.
- Recognize the value and act upon the need for lifelong learning.