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Biology (BA/BS) Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the major, students will be able to:

  • Write well on exams, short paper, long papers and laboratory reports.
  • Make oral reports of varying lengths, either alone or as part of a team.
  • Prepare and present posters at scientific meetings.
  • Exhibit critical thinking when reading texts, lecture supplements, and other materials.
  • Prepare a literature review and a bibliography on a topic in biology.
  • Obtain relevant information from primary sources in a library or online.
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the broad core of biology.
  • Recognize and use connections of biology to chemistry, computing, mathematics and statistics.
  • Use ethical scientific methods in obtaining and evaluating data.
  • Demonstrate proper methods in the design and conduct of research.
  • Use microscopes, balances and other basic biological equipment.
  • Prepare solutions and dilution series.
  • Perform dissections and organism identification.
  • Demonstrate safety in the laboratory.
  • Make proper disposal of wastes.

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Chatham University Biology

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