Cellular & Molecular Track Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the B.S. undergraduate program in Biology, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the scientific method in the design and testing of hypotheses

  2. Transform and display, statistically evaluate, validate, and interpret scientific data and communicate the results of such analyses effectively both orally and in writing

  3. Acquire, summarize, and synthesize information from published scientific literature, databases and bioinformatics software to extract and interpret biological data

  4. Recognize the chemical and physical principles that underlie all life forms, and the biological organization at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, organism, and system levels that emerge from these principles

  5. Define the components and processes of genetic and epigenetic information transmission, and their determinant effects on the adaptive and evolutionary processes that they drive

  6. Evaluate the etiology of major human disease burden in terms of, pathophysiological mechanisms, epidemiology within populations and possible therapeutic approaches

  7. Integrate an awareness of bioethical issues to positively influence the application of science to service, justice and peace in the solution of societal problems