Learning Outcomes: Biochemistry, BS
Learning outcomes for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Biochemistry (Specialized Curriculum)
Upon successful completion of the Biochemistry Specialized Curriculum, students will be able to:
- Understand and appreciate that the diversity of life evolved over time by biomolecular processes of mutation, selection, genetic change, and epigenetics.
- Explain that molecular and macromolecular structure as well as supramolecular architecture determine function and regulation.
- Explain that information storage and flow are molecular-based, dynamic, and interactive.
- Understand and appreciate that biochemical mechanisms and kinetics ensure relative cellular stability and function under external or internal changing condition.
- Explain that energy is required by and transformed in biochemical systems as governed by the laws of thermodynamics.
- Illustrate that living organisms and biological systems interact via molecular connections.
- Design a scientific process and employ the scientific method, demonstrating that biochemistry is evidence-based and grounded in the formal practices of observation, objective measurement, and hypothesis testing.
- Execute quantitative analysis and mathematical reasoning to interpret biochemical data.
- Construct and utilize predictive models and simulations that define chemical relationships, as well as molecular interactions of complex systems.
- Apply concepts from other sciences that span biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computation, and engineering to interpret biochemical phenomena.
- Communicate biochemical concepts and understanding to members of a diverse scientific community, as well as to the general public.
- Identify social and health-related dimensions of biochemical investigations.