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Plant Biology

Program Learning Outcomes Plant Biology
  • Describe the molecular and structural unity of all life, explain how the diversity of life is generated and perpetuated and exemplify this diversity among and within life's three domains.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how genetics and biochemistry are used to elucidate cell organization and function.

  • Demonstrate skill in communication of scientific data in standard format.

Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior

Program Learning Outcomes Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organisms and their diversity at the level of molecules, cells, systems, and communities.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the neurobiological, physiological, and behavioral processes that allow animals to function in their environment.

  • Address scientific questions using quantitative approaches and critical reasoning, including developing hypotheses, analyzing data, and interpreting results.

Microbiology

Program Learning Outcomes Microbiology
  • Describe the molecular and structural unity of microbial life, explaining how this diversity is generated and perpetuated and how it allows microbes to thrive in so many different environmental niches.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how genetics and biochemistry are used to elucidate the organization and function of microorganisms.

  • Use classical, molecular, and genomic methods to identify microorganisms isolated from natural environments.

Genetics and Genomics

Program Learning Outcomes Genetics and Genomics
  • Describe the molecular and structural unity of life, explain how the diversity of living things is generated and perpetuated, and exemplify this diversity among and within life's three domains.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how genetics, biochemistry and direct observation are used to elucidate cell organization and function.

  • Develop skills in applying quantitative methods to describe, evaluate and model biological processes.

Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity

Program Learning Outcomes Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
  • Describe the molecular and structural unity of life, explain how the diversity of living things is generated and perpetuated, and exemplify this diversity among and within life’s three domains.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental processes underlying adaptive evolution, speciation and extinction, population growth and regulation, species coexistence, and maintenance of biodiversity.

Cell Biology

Program Learning Outcomes Cell Biology
  • Describe the molecular and structural unity of life, explain how the diversity of living things is generated and perpetuated, and exemplify this diversity among and within life's three domains.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how genetics, biochemistry and direct observation are used to elucidate cell organization and function.

Biological Sciences

Program Learning Outcomes Biological Sciences
  • Describe the molecular and structural unity of all life and explain how the diversity of life is generated and perpetuated; exemplify this diversity among and within life's three domains.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how genetics and biochemistry are used to elucidate cell organization and function.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how microbes, plants and animals develop and function within their environments.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Program Learning Outcomes Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Describe the molecular and structural unity of life, explain how the diversity of living things is generated and perpetuated, and exemplify this diversity among and within life's three domains.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how genetics, biochemistry and direct observation are used to elucidate cell organization and function.
  • Develop skills in applying quantitative methods to describe, evaluate and model biological processes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and execute collection, evaluation And i

Marine and Coastal Sciences

Program Learning Outcomes Marine and Coastal Sciences
  • Understand and integrate fundamental principles, including: development and evolution of modern ocean/earth systems; distribution, diversity and abundance of marine life, and special adaptations to ocean environments; impact of ocean circulation on climate, atmosphere and biosphere; biogeochemical cycles, ocean productivity; processes at terrestrial-marine interface and in the coastal zone; and anthropogenic impacts and management of ocean resources
  • Utilize the scientific method to answer questions and investigate the na