Bachelor of Science in Biology
The B.S. program is designed for students who desire a comprehensive training in the life sciences leading to areas in education, research, or medicine. Students who complete the required education courses for secondary licensure are eligible to teach life sciences for grades 7-12 in the public schools.
Learning Outcomes for Biology Majors
The B.S. in the biology program seeks to produce graduates who:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge: Students will understand the fundamental concepts of each of the following biological disciplines and the relationships among them: organismal biology, ecology, cellular/molecular biology, and evolution.
- Apply the scientific method: Students will design and carry out a research study that incorporates the major steps in the scientific method of investigation.
- Communicate in science: Students will communicate effectively both in scientific writing and oral presentations.
- Have values and ethics: Students will apply ethical guidelines in professional and societal behavior.