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Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

Biological Knowledge: Synthesis and Application

Student will be able to:

     1.  Explain biological processes from molecules to ecosystems in an evolutionary context, including being able to use examples from Hawai‘i.

Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills

Student will be able to:

     2.   Demonstrate scientific literacy by critically evaluating scientific evidence, identifying gaps in knowledge, and applying strong evidence-based biological arguments to real-world problems.

     3.  Apply the scientific method to generate new hypotheses, formulate experimental approaches and outline potential outcomes, applying appropriate logical and quantitative methods.

Values

Student will:

     4.  Demonstrate inquisitiveness regarding, and respect for, the biological world.

     5.  Work individually and in teams in an ethical manner, and demonstrate respect for diversity of viewpoints

Communication skills

Student will:

     6.  In oral and written forms, be able to communicate biological information clearly and professionally.

 

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

     1.  Demonstrate advanced knowledge in a specialized area of the biological sciences and general knowledge of related areas, as defined by the student’s committee.

     2.  PhD track: Conduct original and independent scientific research, including critical analysis, synthesis and use of information and data, that contributes to one’s field of study.

  • MS A track: Conduct scientific research, including critical analysis, synthesis and use of information and data, specific to one’s field of study.
  • MS B track: Critically analyze, synthesize and interpret information specific to one’s field of study.

     3.  Proficiently communicate and disseminate scientific information in oral and in written form.

     4.  Conduct research responsibly and ethically.

     5.  Engage professionally and collegially with the larger scientific community and with society. 

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