Biological Sciences

Program Purpose:

Students who complete Biological Science courses will examine and assess the place of various organisms in the natural world. They will understand how evolutionary principles provide a comprehensive model for understanding the origins of living organisms and the changes they undergo. They will be able to interpret statements about the relationships between living organisms, identify the evidence appropriate for discussing these statements, and determining the validity of these statements.

Degrees in Biology:

Students completing the Associate of Science in Biology for Transfer Degree will be able to:

  • Understand how evolutionary principles provide a comprehensive model for understanding the origins and relationships of living organisms.
  • Utilize the scientific method to critically analyze data and results.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of biological observation and experiments as well as the information and theories derived from both of these methods of study.

Students completing the Associate of Science in Biology Sciences Degree will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of biological observation and experiments as well as the information and theories derived from both of these methods of study.
  • Utilize the scientific method to critically analyze data and results.
  • Understand how evolutionary principles provide a comprehensive model for understanding the origins and relationships of living organisms.

 

Certificate of Achievement in Pre-Allied Health (established 2016):

Students completing the Pre-Allied Health Certificate of Achievement will be able to:

  • have the scientific background to apply to most Allied Health programs.
  • analyze either a case study or experimental data utilizing scientific principles.

 

Successful Completions (Student Outcomes):

Program/Discipline Award Type Award Title 2011-12
Awards
2012-13
Awards
2013-14
Awards
2014-15
Awards
2015-16
Awards
Biological Sciences Degree Biological Sciences A.A. 0 1 0 5 2
Degree Biological Sciences A.S. 2 2 8 12 7
Degree Biological Sciences for Transfer n/a n/a n/a n/a 23
Certificate Pre-Allied Health n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

2016 Report on Learning Outcomes