Biotechnology Program Outcomes

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

Cognitive Domain

  1. Describe the documentation practices and regulatory processes that govern the biotechnology industry, including research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing.
  2. Describe how genetic processes underlie all of biological function and can be manipulated for product development.
  3. Describe how chemical processes impact biological function and can be manipulated for product development.
  4. Describe the flow of energy within systems.
  5. Evaluate function as it relates to structure throughout the spectrum of biological organization.
  6. Demonstrate familiarity with basic business practices and entrepreneurship.

Skills Domain

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in standard techniques for the isolation, analysis and manipulation of nucleic acids.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in standard techniques for the purification and analysis of proteins.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of bioinformatics applications for the analysis and comparison of nucleic acids and proteins.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in using the metric system and scientific notation.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to implement standard safety protocols in the laboratory.
  6. Plan, execute, and interpret an experiment following the tenets of the scientific method.
  7. Collect and organize data following proper documentation and cGMP standards.
  8. Apply statistical and instrumental analysis to judge the accuracy and precision of collected data.
  9. Analyze and interpret data for presentation in both written and oral formats.
  10. Write a coherent review of the scientific literature on a particular topic.
  11. 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 ethically and honestly.
  2. Evaluate scientific journal articles in terms of scientific merit and ethical, societal, and global implications.
  3. Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to learn and think independently and creatively.
  6. Recognize the value and act upon the need for lifelong learning.