Biology Department-level Learning Outcomes

Science as a Way of Knowing

  1. Frame testable hypotheses and predictions
  2. Design and execute investigations and perform analyses that address biological questions or problems

Critical Analysis and Communication

  1. Communicate results of scientific investigations effectively, both orally and in writing
  2. Locate and understand appropriate literature in the biological sciences
  3. Evaluate scientific arguments critically

Working Knowledge

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of two unifying themes: evolution and emergent properties, and demonstrate knowledge of biological principles at all levels of organization– particularly cellular/molecular biology, organismal biology, and population biology/ecology