Biochemistry Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the biochemistry program, graduates should:
  1. Have mastered a basic minimum of factual knowledge that is critical to most areas of biochemistry.
  2. Be competent experimentalists, possessing basic laboratory skills and a knowledge of good safety practices in the laboratory.
  3. Be exposed to the frontiers of biochemical research and recognize the importance of cross-disciplinary approaches to modern research problems.
  4. Be able to effectively communicate in both written and oral forms and be able to work successfully in groups both in the classroom and in the laboratory environment.
  5. Be prepared to think about the philosophical underpinnings of science and the ethical and societal implications of utilizing science and technology in society as a whole. Students can then participate as responsible citizens and effectively communicate the impacts of scientific research on local, national, and global communities.