Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science in Biology

Students who graduate with a B.A. or B.S. in Biology will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of how biological molecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates contribute to the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  2. Integrate the cellular, molecular and physiological basis of how organisms develop structure, carry out functions, sense and control their environment, and respond to external change.
  3. Describe how genetic principles associated with natural selection contribute to the functioning of an organism and the evolutionary diversity of life on earth.
  4. Access, evaluate, and communicate information relevant to the study of biological sciences.
  5. Work safely and effectively with basic laboratory techniques and instrumentation.
  6. Exhibit problem solving and critical thinking skills needed to design and implement laboratory projects, and gather, analyze and draw conclusions from data.
  7. Apply basic principles of chemistry, math, and other disciplines to the functioning of living systems.
  8. Successfully complete a laboratory or literature-based research project with supervision from a faculty sponsor.