Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences program includes Anatomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Physiology courses.

Program purpose: Study in the Biological Sciences curriculum promotes mastery of key biological terms, processes, and techniques. Students acquire understanding of the central dogma of molecular biology, as well as the mechanisms of and evidence for evolution. Additionally, they learn to identify key entities at multiple levels of biological organization, they formulate and evaluate hypotheses, learn to contrast scientific and non-scientific ideas, and demonstrate an understanding of the primary ethical issues related to biology.

Program Description:  The Biological Sciences curriculum provides a foundation for further study and careers in multiple fields within the life sciences. Our generalized courses give students majoring in other subjects a broad and comprehensive experience in biology. Our specialized courses serve students transferring to four-year, graduate, or professional schools; upon transfer, these students will be prepared for further study in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to Botany, Cell/Molecular Biology, Ecology, Health Sciences, Marine Biology, Pharmacology, and Zoology. Many of our courses also provide essential skills to students completing our Biotechnology program. Subsequent careers in biotechnology, dentistry, medicine, nursing, research, teaching, among others, all rely on a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

COLLEGE LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Communications
  2. Information Competency
  3. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES COURSE LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Biology students should be able to:

  1. contrast scientific and non-scientific ideas.
  2. formulate and evaluate a hypothesis.
  3. discuss the mechanisms of and evidence for evolution.
  4. outline the basic processes of the central dogma of molecular biology.
  5. demonstrate mastery of key biological terms, processes, and techniques.
  6. identify key entities at multiple levels of biological organization.
  7. discuss the primary ethical issues related to biology.
  8. describe the significance of protein production through genetic regulation to the field of biotechnology.

PROGRAM MAPPING:

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P: This program-level student learning outcome is PRACTICED in this course.
M: This program-level student learning outcome is MASTERED in this course.
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ANATOMY/ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
COURSES PLSLO #1 PLSLO #2 PLSLO #3 PLSLO #4 PLSLO #5 PLSLO #6 PLSLO #7 PLSLO #8
ANAT V01 P I P I M M    
ANPH V01 I I P P M M    
BIOLOGY
COURSES PLSLO#1 PLSLO #2 PLSLO #3 PLSLO #4 PLSLO #5 PLSLO #6 PLSLO #7 PLSLO #8
BIOL V01 M M M M M M P I
BIOL V01L I M P M M P I  
BIOL V03 M M P M M M P  
BIOL V04 M M M M M M P M
BIOL V10 M I I   M P M  
BIOL V12 M I P M M M P I
BIOL V14 M M M   M M P  
BIOL V18 P P M M M M M I
BIOL V23 M M P M M M P I
BIOL V29 M M M I M M P  
BIOL V29L P M P   P M P  
BIOL V30 M P P M M M M M
BIOL V31 P P P M M P P M
BIOL V32 P P P M M M P M
BIOL V40 P P I M M M M  
BIOL V41 P P I M M M M  
BIOL V42 P P P M M M M M
BIOL V88         M      
BIOL V89         M      
BIOL V90         M      
BIOL V95         M      
BIOL V96         M      
BIOTECHNOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY/PHYSIOLOGY
COURSES PLSLO #1 PLSLO #2 PLSLO #3 PLSLO #4 PLSLO #5 PLSLO #6 PLSLO #7 PLSLO #8
BIOT V18 P P M M M M M I
BIOT V30 M P P M M M M M
BIOT V31 P P P M M P P M
BIOT V32 P P P M M M P M
BIOT V42 P P P M M M M M
MICR V01 P P I M M M I P
PHSO V01 M M P M M M P