2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Biology Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Biology Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the B.A. and B.S. Programs in Biology, a degree recipient will be able to:

  1. describe the detail the major unifying themes of biology, such as evolution, energy flow and transformation, homeostasis, genetic information storage and utilization, structure-function relationships, and hierarchies of organization;
  2. apply scientific reasoning to generate and test hypotheses by designing and executing experiments using appropriate methods in the laboratory or in the field;
  3. analyze and interpret quantitative biological data;
  4. communicate scientific information in a variety of written and oral formats;
  5. discuss the relevance of scientific research to society from a historic and a modern perspective, including the ethical implications of scientific research and of new technology; and
  6. find, read, understand, critically evaluate, summarize, and use scientific information.