Life Sciences Outcomes

The Life Sciences Department supports the college-wide Core Learning Outcomes, in additional to promoting the following program-specific outcomes:

  • Apply quantitative analysis to solve problems: students will utilize quantitative and graphical analyses to describe biological processes and solve problems posed in assignments.
  • Apply the Scientific Method: in reports and presentations, students will demonstrate application of the scientific method in order to explain biological processes encountered in classroom, laboratory and field projects.
  • Critically evaluate the science-related content in reports, popular media and public policy: students will read assigned articles, books and online resources, and evaluate these sources in the context of the life sciences topics presented in class.
  • Effectively communicate scientific processes: students will use the results obtained from experiments, demonstrations, discussions and field work to produce written reports and oral presentations.