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Program Objectives for the Biology Major
Upon completion of the program, the biology graduate will be able to:
Describe the flow of energy within systems.
Evaluate function as it relates to structure throughout the spectrum of biological organization (from molecules, to cells, to the organism, to the biosphere).
Describe how genetic information is duplicated, maintained, and expressed in living organisms.
Describe and explain the interactions among species, as well as between species and the environment.
Describe how genetic mutations lead to the evolution and diversity of species.
Evaluate, interpret and discuss scientific journal articles.
Demonstrate proficiency using the microscope to locate and study microscopic objects.
Demonstrate proficiency in using the metric system and scientific notation.
Plan, execute and interpret an experiment following the tenets of the scientific method.
Demonstrate laboratory safety.
Analyze and interpret data for presentation in both written and oral formats.
Write a coherent review of the scientific literature on a particular topic.
Demonstrate professional conduct and strong interpersonal communication skills.
Recognize and act upon the need for continuing education.
Collect and report data honestly and ethically.
Use articulate speech and appropriate scientific vocabulary.
Act as an environmentally responsible citizen.
Evaluate scientific discovery in terms of its scientific merit and its ethical, societal, and global implications.
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