Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Biology

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication: Communicate effectively the concepts, methods, results and conclusions of biological research in oral and written form for an intended audience.
  2. Analysis: Formulate and test hypotheses through collection, analysis and use of experimental and scientific data in the field of biological sciences.
  3. Problem solving: Demonstrate steps necessary to solve complex problems in the life sciences disciplines of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and other biological disciplines.
  4. Information literacy: Access, select and critically review scientific knowledge supporting scientific research.
  5. Organisms and processes: Express knowledge of living organisms and related processes, such as cellular respiration, cell division, metabolism and photosynthesis.
  6. Scientific development: Explore and utilize the relevant technical laboratory skills and technology for a career in life science research.

Demonstration of Program Outcomes

These results show Marymount graduates’ proficiency levels in the expected learning outcomes for this program. Faculty make this assessment in designated degree-level assessment courses in which students demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Key Finding

Marymount’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Biology programs produce graduates with strong analytical, lab research, communication and career preparation skills.

Biology outcomes 2020-2021