The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Mission, objectives and learning outcomes

Mission and Vision of the Program:

The Bachelor of Science in Biology Program is committed to academic excellence providing a comprehensive learning experience in Biological Sciences in preparation for advanced studies and careers in Biological, Biomedical, Environmental and Health-related Sciences, while maintaining the tradition of the liberal arts education.

Program objectives:

The program aims to: 

  1. Instill understanding of biological concepts
  2. Integrate knowledge across biological sub-disciplines
  3. Foster critical thinking
  4. Provide insights into scientific methodology, advances in biological research and ethical issues
  5. Prepare students for leadership roles and careers in biological sciences
  6. Impart interest in lifelong learning

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this program, students are able to:

  1. Integrate concepts of physicochemical processes underlying metabolic pathways and homeostasis.
  2. Relate structure to function at the molecular and subcellular levels.
  3. Distinguish different functions of cells, tissues, and organs.
  4. Integrate mechanisms of molecular genetics, heredity and evolution.
  5. Relate the dynamic interactions of components at any one level of biological organization to the functional properties that emerge at higher organizational levels.
  6. Demonstrate ability in retrieving scientific literature, experimental planning, data collection and interpretation.
  7. Value ethical issues in biological sciences.
  8. Assess advances in biological sciences and their impact on society.
  9. Develop scientific literacy and skills for continued professional development as an individual and as part of a team.

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