Biotechnology Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, graduates will be able to
- Describe the documentation practices and regulatory processes that govern the biotechnology industry, including research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing.
- Describe how genetic processes underlie all of biological function and can be manipulated for product development.
- Describe how chemical processes impact biological function and can be manipulated for product development.
- Describe the flow of energy within systems.
- Evaluate function as it relates to structure throughout the spectrum of biological organization.
- Demonstrate familiarity with basic business practices and entrepreneurship.
- Demonstrate proficiency in standard techniques for the isolation, analysis and manipulation of nucleic acids.
- Demonstrate proficiency in standard techniques for the purification and analysis of proteins.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of bioinformatics applications for the analysis and comparison of nucleic acids and proteins.
- Demonstrate proficiency in using the metric system and scientific notation.
- Demonstrate the ability to implement standard safety protocols in the laboratory.
- Plan, execute, and interpret an experiment following the tenets of the scientific method.
- Collect and organize data following proper documentation and cGMP standards.
- Apply statistical and instrumental analysis to judge the accuracy and precision of collected data.
- Analyze and interpret data for presentation in both written and oral formats.
- Write a coherent review of the scientific literature on a particular topic.
- 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 ethically and honestly.
- Evaluate scientific journal articles in terms of scientific merit and ethical, societal, and global implications.
- Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Demonstrate the ability to learn and think independently and creatively.
- Recognize the value and act upon the need for lifelong learning.