Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences will be able to
- Use the scientific method to ask testable questions and to design and conduct laboratory, field, or theoretical investigations to address these questions.
- Apply knowledge of the major principles from the fundamental biological areas of 1) cellular and molecular biology, 2) genetics, 3) physiology, and 4) ecology and evolution.
- Employ mathemtical and computational skills to organize, analyze and evaluate biological data.
- Locate, determine the reliability of, critically evaluate and summarize scientific literature and other sources of biological information.
- Communicate biological information in an appropriate written and/or oral format to both scientific and general audiences.
Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Biological Sciences will be able to
- Actively participate in and lead discussions about current topics and selected research interests in biology.
- Locate, acquire and critically evaluate primary literature in the biological sciences.
- Develop specific/hypotheses/aims pertaining to a research problem and design and conduct a study or experiment to accomplish the goals.
- Quantitatively analyze and interpret their research data.
- Critically evaluate, synthesize and report on biological data (e.g., class project, original thesis research) in oral and/or written formats.