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Student Learning Outcomes

    By obtaining a degree from the Department of Biological Sciences, students will:

  • Students will articulate and analyze the fundamental principles and unifying concepts of biology.
  • Students will be able to integrate information from various sub-disciplines of biology and related fields to achieve competency in the life sciences.
  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge on scientific process obtained by reading and analyzing the scientific literature.
  • Students will communicate science effectively in both oral and written formats, demonstrating scientific literacy through explanation of the linkage between biological science and society.
  • Students will identify and ask focused biological questions, evaluate what information is needed to answer those questions, and acquire information and knowledge through research by direct participation and/or through listening to scientific experts discuss their research.