Biological Sciences, B.S. Student Learning Outcomes

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major Biological Sciences
Degree B.S.
Date Revised March 2, 2021

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Proficiency in 5 major areas of biology in line with national standards 
    1. Evolution/Diversity/Ecology
    2. Cell and Molecular Biology
    3. Genetics
    4. Biological reasoning and critical thinking
    5. Data analysis and technology
  2. Effective scientific communication skills
  3. Execution of laboratory and field research skills
  4. Proficiency in critical thinking
  5. Appropriate use of the scientific method
  6. Technical writing proficiency
  7. An intention/commitment to pursue vocational or professional biological science-related careers upon completion of the BS program

Methods of Assessment

  • Capstone Comprehensive Examination (1,2,4,6)
  • Capstone Writing Assessment (2,6)
  • Mentored Laboratory and/or Field Research (1-6) 

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AAE updated August 2021

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