Program / Learning Goals
Biology Major Program Goals
A student graduating with a Bachelor of Science will possess the broad-based knowledge necessary to connect and integrate various disciplines of life science. They will understand how to use the scientific method to answer questions about the natural world. They will effectively communicate the rationale, methodology and evidence of scientific research. They will be prepared for advanced study and careers in science.
Upon completion of the B.S. in Biology, students will demonstrate:
- Competency in general and advanced topics in biology.
- Proficiency in methods of inquiry-based research.
- Familiarity with a wide array of experimental tools and techniques.
- Ability to synthesize and critically analyze scientific information.
- Quantitative, critical thinking and communication skills applicable to biology.
Biology Minor Program Goals
Students completing the minor in Biology will be introduced to the breadth of biology, and explore specific topics in greater depth.
Students completing the minor in Biology will:
- Complete the introductory biology lecture and laboratory sequence of courses.
- Acquire an understanding of specialized topics by completing at least three additional courses in biology.
Clinical Laboratory Science Program Goals
Graduates of the Program will:
- Be proficient in performing the full range of clinical laboratory tests
- Be able to develop and evaluate test systems and interpretive algorithms
- Assume responsibilities in areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance, education and quality assurance/performance improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed or performed.
- Possess basic knowledge, skills and relevant experiences in communications, financial operations, information management and research design/practice to evaluate published studies