Programs

The Program Education Objectives (PEOs) of the Biology department are:

 

  1. To obtain employment in academic or non-academic organizations using the acquired skills in biological sciences 
  2. To be meeting the challenges and opportunities of the biological sciences field 
  3. Pursue postgraduate degrees in biological sciences specializations 
  4. Advance in career opportunities and profession by demonstrating strong leadership skills, ethical, integrity, and professional engagement 
  5. Engage in life-long learning through professional development and knowledge of contemporary issues 

 

Student Outcomes

 

  • The Biology department has adopted the ABET a-k student outcomes, as of Fall 2017. The student outcomes align with the department PEOs.
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied sciences
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to formulate or design a system, process, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify and solve applied science problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice.

Undergraduate

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Biology

The program offers interested students a liberal education in biological sciences, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The program provides graduates the broad background necessary in today’s job market and prepares them for graduate and professional schools.

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Biology

The minor supplements the education of students in related disciplines including biometry, bioinformatics, biochemistry, biophysics, psychology and anthropology.

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Graduate

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Biotechnology

The Master of Science program in biotechnology provides postgraduate education to prepare students for a career in biotechnology through the construction of a firm foundation in the science and engineering of biotechnology and to provide an introduction to bio-entrepreneurship.

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