In order to develop into well-versed biologists and to be prepared for future education in graduate and professional schools or careers in the life sciences, Biology majors will be able to:
interpret, and integrate the fundamental principles and theories that
underlie our understanding of the living world, and the empirical evidence
that supports that understanding.
- Explain the
process of science, evaluate and critique its products, and implement it
to develop hypotheses and models for experimentation in the context of
- Produce and
deliver clear and effective oral and written communications of biological
concepts and discoveries to a variety of audiences.
- Discuss and
investigate how fields of biology are interconnected and engage with other
scientific disciplines, including the growing role of interdisciplinarity
in scientific research.
- Relate skills
and knowledge of biology to other disciplines in the liberal arts and
evaluate the ways in which the life sciences interface with various
aspects of our society, including ethics and governance.
Health Science Majors
Health Sciences majors will:
- Describe, interpret, and
integrate fundamental principles that underly the health sciences
including human anatomy and physiology, human behavior and development,
common diseases and disorders, and statistics.
- Connect theory from
coursework with practice from a hands-on, in-depth experience in the
health science field of their choice.
- Develop professional
competencies necessary to prepare for post-graduate pursuits including
analytical, written and oral communication, interview, and patient care
- Discuss the ways in
which health science professions interface with other disciplines in the
liberal arts and various aspects of our society including ethics and