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Learning Outcomes from the B.S. Biology Degree


1) Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved. 

2) Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, a knowledge of biological content, methods, and issues.

3) Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences. 

4) Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques.

5) Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.

 

Learning Outcomes for the M.A./M.S. Biological Sciences Degree


1) Students should have a thorough understanding and/or competency in a specific area of biology in addition to a broad-based and integrative standing of basic biological concepts.

2) Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, an advanced understanding of biological content, methods, and issues.

3) Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences. 

4) Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary issues.

 

 

Learning Outcomes for M.S. Biological Science Anesthesia Program


1) Students should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of human physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and immunology.

2) Students should have an understanding of the anesthesia-specific areas of patient safety, anesthetic management, and professional role.

3) Students should be able to describe scientific methodology and be able to conduct experiments.

4) Students should be able to read and comprehend primary literature.

5) Students should be able to deliver effective oral presentations (poster or PowerPoint) and effectively communicate their research in written format.

 

Learning Outcomes for the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification: Biology for Secondary Education


1) Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved. 

2) Students should be prepared for teacher certification at the secondary education level in Biology.

 

Learning Outcomes for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Health Studies (Official Certificate Program)


1) Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological, chemical, and/or psychological concepts that prepare them for careers in health science.

2) Students should gain an academic background that will meet the requirements for admissions to professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.

 

 

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