Department Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for the Biology Major (B.A and B.Sc.)

Students will demonstrate:

  1. understanding of fundamental biological concepts and the experimental bases by which these concepts were discovered and/or are understood.
  2. the ability to apply the scientific method by developing experimental hypotheses, designing and executing appropriate experiments, and defining experimental predictions by which to test them.
  3. the ability to interpret experimental/quantitative data and apply the appropriate statistical analysis.
  4. proficiency in finding, reading, understanding and evaluating scientific literature and the ability to communicate clearly and explicitly, both orally and in writing, following communication conventions of biologists.

 

Learning Outcomes for the Biology Minor.

Students will demonstrate:

  1. understanding of fundamental biological concepts and the experimental bases by which these concepts were discovered and/or are understood.
  2. understanding of the scientific method and how it is used to test hypotheses in Biology.
  3. ability to interpret experimental/quantitative data and execute statistical analyses.
  4. the ability to use scientific literature and communicate clearly and explicitly, both orally and in writing, following communication conventions of biologists.