The Department of Sciences
Learning Outcomes


B.S. in Biology Program
Students should be able to:

  1. explain fundamental concepts in the different basic areas of biology.
  2. identify the interrelatedness of information delivered by the required major courses as applied in their field of study.
  3. evaluate the importance of non-biology courses inherent to the program, such as chemistry and physics, in biological applications.
  4. acquire practical experience and build a team spirit through laboratory group work.
  5. write legitimate scientific reports which require literature search, selection of relevant papers, interpretation of scientific data, and synthesis of a coherent scientific review.
  6. criticize scientific findings and evaluate relevant scientific information/ arguments.
  7. analyze scientific data and use graphic techniques by using the appropriate statistical tools.
  8. discuss and convey scientific information through seminars and class presentations.
  9. demonstrate literacy in non-biology areas, such as computer, philosophy, and social studies.
  10. depict the impact of the biological sciences on society and technology.

B.S. in Chemistry Program
Students should be able to:

  1. Prove a strong basis in the fundamentals and applications of chemical theories.
  2. Effectively communicate experimental results and research topics, both orally and in writing.
  3. Design and conduct chemical experiments, interpret scientific data, and explore new areas of chemical research.
  4. Employ instrumental methods, quantitative analysis, statistical tools, and computer software in chemical analysis.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities in scientific investigations.
  6. Know the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling of chemicals.
  7. Apply good ethics in their work and value the importance of sharing tasks within teamwork.

B.S. in Environmental Science Program
Students should be able to:

  1. Show clear understanding of the relationships between environmental processes and human behavior; as well as local, regional and global perspectives of environmental problems and their solutions.
  2. Demonstrate the understanding of key concepts about the environment through creative interdisciplinary approach.
  3. Prove strong analytical ability with an understanding of theoretical and applied knowledge; as well as communication and leadership skills.
  4. Design environmental assessment studies, plan for environmental policies and strategies and implement natural resources management plans. 
  5. Respect and care for the environment by cultivating high moral and ethical standards and by playing an active role in their community.
M.S. in Biology Program
Students should be able to:
  1. explain fundamental concepts in the different basic areas of biology.
  2. design a study, follow the proper experimental procedures, and apply the appropriate laboratory techniques to investigate scientific problems.
  3. troubleshoot experimental procedures.
  4. analyze critically primary scientific literature; apply the appropriate statistical tools for data analysis.
  5. write scientific papers which require literature search, selection of relevant papers, interpretation of scientific data, and synthesis of a coherent scientific review.
  6. communicate effectively scientific ideas and findings in written and oral formats.

M.S. in Industrial Chemistry
Students should be able to:

  1. build a strong understanding of the fundamentals in chemical theories and their applications in industry.
  2. plan and carry out experimental research and statistical analysis.
  3. identify and solve problems in industrial chemical processes.
  4. apprehend the development, ethics, and environmental issues of chemical industry.
  5. know the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals and instrumentation.
  6. review and assess scientific literature critically.
  7. communicate their research ideas both orally and in writing.