Biology: General Biology, B.S.

This program is offered by the Biology Department

Program Description

The Biology program guides students through the complete study of life, from molecules to ecosystems. Students acquire a deeper understanding of basic biological concepts, which fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved. Academic and extracurricular opportunities prepare students for success in several fields, including health science, physiology, nurse anesthesia, ecology, biodiversity, environmental science, global sustainability, and teaching.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved.
  2. Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, a knowledge of biological content, methods, and issues.
  3. Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.
  4. Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques.
  5. Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.