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Biological Sciences

Discipline Description

  • Postsecondary instruction in science that will be of sufficient rigor to challenge the intellect and produce knowledgeable and capable learners
  • A firm foundation in the biological sciences that ensures the ability to grasp more complicated concepts in any baccalaureate institution’s major health programs
  • State-of-the-art course content and educational methodologies designed to keep students abreast of modern developments in the many fields of science
  • Opportunities to enhance interest in the sciences by attending seminars, exhibitions and presentations that relate directly to course content
  • Training in laboratory techniques that develop skills in observation, scientific reportage and decision making as related to the biological sciences
  • A learning environment that is learning-centered and student-focused
  • An opportunity for students to appreciate the inter-relationships among the sciences and the relationships between the sciences and other liberal arts disciplines

Learning Objectives

Science students who complete biological science courses will:

  • Grasp complicated concepts in biological sciences
  • Understand modern developments in the biological sciences
  • Develop an enhanced interest in the biological sciences
  • Develop critical thinking, observation, scientific reporting, decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Appreciate hands-on application of scientific principles in the biological sciences
  • Build workforce skills for use in the biological sciences