Biology Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduates will be able to

Cognitive Domain

  1. Explain the foundational significance of the Cell Theory and the Theory of Evolution to biology.
  2. Describe the flow of energy within systems.
  3. Describe how genetic processes underlie all of biological function and explain diversity.
  4. Evaluate function as it relates to structure throughout the spectrum of biological organization.
  5. Describe interactions within and among species, between species, and between species and the environment.

Skills Domain

  1. Demonstrate a proficiency in basic laboratory skills.
  2. Demonstrate a proficiency in using the metric system and scientific notation.
  3. Demonstrate laboratory safety.
  4. Plan, execute, and interpret an experiment following the tenets of the scientific method.
  5. Analyze and interpret data for presentation in both written and oral formats.
  6. 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.

Affective Domain

  1. Collect and report data honestly and ethically.
  2. Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  3. Evaluate scientific journal articles in terms of scientific merit and ethical, societal, and global implications.
  4. Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal skills.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to learn and think independently and creatively.
  6. Recognize the value and act upon the need for lifelong learning.