The Department of Sciences
Educational Objectives

Consistent with the mission of the Department of Sciences, the educational objectives of our programs are the following:

B.S. in Biology Program

  1. Prepare fully-rounded and scholarly proactive biology graduates.
  2. Instruct students on how to interpret and build on recent research findings.
  3. Assist students in developing competency by implementing critical and integrative thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.
  4. Promote professional development and community service.
  5. Reinforce values such as ethics, integrity, responsibility, and service.

B.S. in Chemistry Program

  1. Provide students with theoretical and experimental knowledge across the major disciplines of chemistry: organic, physical, inorganic, and analytical.
  2. Supply students with a working knowledge of chemical instrumentation, laboratory techniques, and information technology skills to design and conduct chemistry projects.
  3. Endow students with a working knowledge on chemical literature and research, as well as effective written and oral presentation.
  4. Prepare students for their future careers by promoting communication skills, critical thinking, and ethical standards.

B.S. in Environmental Science Program

  1. Provide students with theoretical knowledge about basic sciences including biology, chemistry, physics and statistics; as well as environmental sciences various topics including pollution, health, resources conservation and management, regulations and risk assessment.
  2. Assist students in developing analytical skills including analysis of environmental problems, data collection and analysis and modeling of human environment systems knowledge.
  3. Offers a multidisciplinary learning environment promoting high-level cognitive thinking skills including critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and integrative thinking.
  4. Strengthen integrity, responsibility, compassion and service.

M.S. in Biology Program

  1. Prepare students for better careers in biology by extending their knowledge, skills and experience.
  2. Train students to be independent and critical thinkers, capable of solving basic problems in biology by employing appropriate experimental methodology and design.
  3. Develop students’ communication skills and leadership abilities.
  4. Accentuate the value of biology in our society.

M.S. in Industrial Chemistry

  1. Provide students with a first-rate educational experience in the field of industrial chemistry.
  2. Prepare students for excellent careers in industrial chemistry by boosting both their scientific and personal expertise.
  3. Coach students to be independent and critical thinkers, capable of undertaking initiatives and dealing confidently and scientifically with incipient issues pertaining to industrial chemistry.
  4. Foster the citizenship in students by nurturing their communication skills and ethical standards.