Learning Outcomes: Molecular & Cellular Biology, BSLAS
Learning Outcomes for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in Molecular & Cellular Biology
Upon successful completion of the Molecular & Cellular Biology undergraduate curriculum, students will be able to:
- understand and appreciate the diversity of life as it evolved over time by processes of mutation, selection and genetic change.
- illustrate that fundamental structural units define the function of all living things.
- explain that the growth, development, and behavior of organisms are activated through the expression of genetic information in context.
- summarize that biological systems grow and change by processes based upon chemical transformation pathways and are governed by the laws of physics.
- illustrate that living systems are interconnected and interacting across scales of space and time.
- design a scientific process and employ the scientific method, demonstrating that biology is evidence based and grounded in the formal practices of observation, experimentation, and hypothesis testing.
- execute quantitative analysis to interpret biological data.
- construct and utilize predictive models to study and describe complex biological systems.
- apply concepts from other sciences in order to interpret biological phenomena.
- communicate biological concepts and understanding to members of a diverse scientific community as well as to the general public.
- identify social and historical dimensions of biological investigation.