Program Outcomes

  1. Students will be familiar with safety and chemical hygiene protocols within a working laboratory environment.
  2. Students will be able to apply scientific principles to the analysis of quantitative and qualitative biological problems.
  3. Students will employ scientific methods and instrumentation for designing and evaluating laboratory experiments and be able to make reliable measurements.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective literature research and the technical writing and oral communication skills necessary for successful participation in team or group work.
  5. Students will be familiar with the basic macromolecules and biochemical transformations underlying intermediary metabolism within living cells.
  6. Student should be able to describe the interrelationships between the structure and function at the cell and organism levels.
  7. Be able to apply appropriate criteria used in the classification of living organisms.
  8. Students will have a working knowledge of central biological principles within the fields of molecular biology, evolutionary biology, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and ecology.
  9. Students will understand the relationships between organisms and their ecosystem, including population dynamics and ecosystem stability.

For more information, please call Dr. Callie Vanderbilt at 505-566-3080. Or send an email to