Biotechnology

Program Learning Outcomes

Biotechnology

  • Understand the fundamental principles of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics.
  • Apply the fundamental principles to an area of emphasis (animal, plant or microbial biotechnology, or bioinformatics). 
  • Understand how biotechnology is used to make pharmaceuticals, improve agriculture, develop novel biofuels, and clean up the environment.
  • Apply the scientific method to all phases of a research project including experimental design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Effectively communicate their knowledge in both written and oral formats.
  • Identify, analyze and communicate ethical and sociological issues associated with biotechnological advances.

updated: 2017

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