- Graduates will compete successfully for entrance into professional and graduate school programs and for positions in the job marketplace.
- Graduates with perform successfully in graduate training or chosen careers.
- Graduates will understand general principles of biology, including:
- Critical thinking and the process of scientific inquiry;
- Mechanisms of evolutionary change in populations;
- Biological structure and processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ system, organism, population, community, and ecosystem levels;
- Statistical analyses and graphical presentation of data; and
- Nature and importance of biodiversity.
- Graduates will be proficient in research and technical skills including experimental design, microscopy, molecular techniques, basic biochemical analyses, dissection, and computer use.
- Graduates will have skills in oral and written scientific presentation and the critical analysis and use of the biological primary literature.
- Graduates will integrate skills that collectively promote scholarship, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.