Each of the academic majors within the School of Science and Technology has its own set of Student Learning Outcomes, described below.

Student Learning Outcomes: Biology

Core

  • Effectively and clearly communicate scientific information in written and oral form.
  • Use library and Internet resources to gather, organize, and understand scientific information.
  • Collect, present and analyze scientific data gathered in the laboratory.
  • Understand basic chemistry and math and apply them to a study of the life sciences.
  • Know the structures and functions of cells.
  • Know the structures and functions of biomolecules (DNA, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates).

Biochemistry

  • Apply appropriate biological, chemical and physical concepts to the study of life sciences at
    the molecular level.
  • Safely and effectively perform common biochemistry laboratory techniques, procedures,
    and experiments and analyze results.
  • Design procedures to investigate problems in biochemistry.

General Biology

  • Understand the structure-function relationships at all levels of organization of living organisms
    (molecules → cells → tissues → organs → organ systems → organism → population → ecosystem).
  • Understand the organization, diversity, and interdependence of living organisms.
  • Understand and gain an appreciation for the applications of the life sciences in society.

Cell Biology and Biotechnology

  • Know the difference in the structures and function between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
    and understand the diversity within these major cell types.
  • Understand the use of cells and biomaterials in biotechnology.
  • Understand the capabilities of biotechnology in Society, as well as its technical and ethical limitations.

Biology Teacher Certification

  • Implement the scientific method by designing or revising appropriate experiments or demonstrations to
    address biological concepts.
  • Discuss biological concepts of real world issues and the importance of biology to society.
  • Satisfy the 12 candidate outcomes identified for the teacher education unit.

Student Learning Outcomes: Chemistry

Core

  • Effectively and clearly communicate scientific information in written and oral form.
  • Employ 21st century technology to investigate scientific questions and to gather, organize and effectively examine and evaluate the information obtained.
  • Illustrate and interpret scientific data using graphs, tables, charts and text.
  • Apply the principles of physics and mathematics to describe, illustrate, investigate, calculate and explain chemical properties and processes.
  • Perform experiments with, understand the operation of and correctly interpret data from modern chemical instrumentation.
  • Apply the principles of chemical structure, reactivity, dynamics, kinetics and thermodynamics to describe, predict and critically analyze the behavior of chemical systems.

General Chemistry

  • Design, evaluate and perform safe, ethical lab procedures using the scientific method and sustainable practices that address questions of applied interest.
  • Apply chemical principles to describe the production, formulation and manufacture of raw materials and consumer products.

Professional Chemistry

  • Design, evaluate and perform safe, ethical lab procedures using the scientific method and sustainable practices that address questions of chemical interest.
  • Utilize conceptual and mathematical models to analyze experimental design and evaluate the validity of experimental results in a variety of chemical systems.

Chemistry Teacher Certification

  • Design sustainable experiments and demonstrations to teach chemical concepts.
  • Discuss chemical concepts in relation to real world issues and society.
  • Know and appreciate the technicalities and ramifications of conducting safe laboratory experiments and demonstrations with small and large groups.
  • Satisfy the 12 candidate outcomes identified for the teacher education unit.

Student Learning Outcomes: Exercise Science

Business

  • Have a strong foundation in business and management theory and practices and be able to apply this
    foundational knowledge to solving IT problems.
  • Evaluate, propose and implement plans for effective use of information technology within organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of enterprise management in a heterogeneous environment.