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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

CatalogUndergraduateCollege of Arts and SciencesBSCILearning Outcomes

Department of Biological Sciences Learning Outcomes

BS in Biology

  • Students will be able to define and explain major concepts in the biological sciences.
  • Student will be able to correctly use biological instrumentation and proper laboratory techniques.
  • Students will be able to communicate biological knowledge in oral and written form.
  • Students will be able to explain and apply the scientific method including designing and conducting experiments and testing hypotheses.
  • Student will be able to recognize the relationship between structure and function at all levels:  molecular, cellular, and organismal.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate the ability to read, understand, and critically review scientific information.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate ethical conduct in scientific activities.

BS in Forensic Sciences

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and an understanding on a range of concepts and issues in Forensic science.
  • Show proficiency in assessing, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing scientific information and data from a variety of sources.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and techniques fundamental to the practice of forensic science.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of ethical standards in the forensic science profession.
  • Work cooperatively with others, while demonstrating an increasing understanding of how to be an independent learner.
  • Student will be able to communicate forensics knowledge in written and oral forms.

BS in Biotechnology

  • Able to read, understand, review and communicate biotechnology related knowledge in oral and written forms.
  • Explain and apply the scientific methods including designing and conducting experiments and testing hypotheses.
  • Develop an awareness of the careers and professions available in biotechnology.
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct in scientific activities.
  • Understand product development process.
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize core biotechnology laboratory procedures, including maintaining a laboratory notebook, and to operate basic equipment used in biotechnology study and research to be competitive in the global market.

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