1. Master the scientific method by asking meaningful, testable questions and conducting careful laboratory, field, and theoretical investigations
2. Utilize the major themes of science to integrate, organize, and understand informational content in the biological sciences.
3. Internalize powerful scientific attitudes that characterize successful scientists and productive members of society.
4. Be facile with mathematical, computational, and modeling skills that empower them to become successful learners, analyzers and discoverers of new information.
5. Present biological knowledge both in written and oral form.
6. Distinguish between reliable and unreliable forms of information.