Department Strategy
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Mission
Our mission is to provide postgraduate students with the opportunity for exploration in biological sciences. This is done through rigorous course work and intimately mentored students by experienced faculty. We are keen to develop each student's ability to acquire and critically interpret knowledge of basic facts and theories in biology. The ultimate goal is to produce educators and scientists who could provide better services in human health, education, and environment.
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Vision
Our vision is to extend the vision of the Dept. of Biological Sciences for undergraduate teaching which is to be the premier biology department at a prominent public university, to catalyze students' innovation, and to become locally and regionally recognized in postgraduate teaching and in strong research in emerging areas ranging from molecular to organismal and global biology.
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Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
PEO 1 The graduates of the Biological Sciences Bachelor program will be qualified and professional teachers in biology in public and private schools and effective researchers in research institutions. PEO 2 The graduates of the Biological Sciences Bachelor program will be able to pursue their higher education by obtaining M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in biology and other life sciences disciplines. PEO 3 The graduates of the Biological Sciences Bachelor program will be qualified to run administrative and leadership positions including being policymakers in governmental and private sector positions that deal with life sciences issues. PEO 4 The graduates of the Biological Sciences Bachelor program will be able to offer community services and will be actively involved as members in NGOs and professional societies that deal with life sciences issues.
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Students Outcomes
1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline. 2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs. 3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions. 4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
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Intended Learning Outcomes of Biological Sciences
Bachelor Program 1. Communicate scientific information effectively in written and oral forms, addressing basic biological concepts encompassing a range of sub-disciplines within the field of biology. 2. Collect, analyze and interpret scientific data related to biological problems spanning molecular to organismal biology (e.g., cell biology and genetics, ecology, behavior, etc). 3. Develop proficiency in the quantitative skills necessary to analyze biological problems. 4. Describe fundamental principles of biology;e.g., evolutionary theory, central dogma, diversity of life, inheritance. 5. Access and interrogate the primary scientific literature in the biological sciences. 6. Develop an appreciation for the interdisciplinary role of science as applied to human and environmental challenges across both local and global scales. 7. Present scientific data clearly and logically using correct/appropriate scientific terminology. 8. Demonstrate understanding of the ethical standards for the responsible conduct of scientific research and its applications. 9. Work as part of a team. 10. Demonstrate laboratory skills common to modern laboratories. 1. Apply advanced knowledge from a broad range of fundamental biological concepts and subjects, including cell biology, molecular genetics, evolution and ecology. 2. Conduct original research in a biological sub‐discipline, including the design of experiments with appropriate controls. 3. Solve potential problems arising from conducting scientific experiments of biological sciences. 4. Critique scientific articles and demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the methodology and conclusions of scientific articles in biological sciences. 5. Demonstrate high skills in scientific writing and produce well-structured thesis and publishable scientific articles. 6. Apply high-standards of laboratory safety, and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). 7. Demonstrate effectively and professionally teaching skills that promote the proper delivery of biological sciences concepts to different types of audience. 8. Display a professional commitment to ethical practices in teaching and conducting research in biological sciences. 9. Communicate effectively via oral and written presentations, and toshow skills of team- work. 10. Demonstrate commitment and interest in lifelong learning and in continuing education of biological sciences. At the successful completion of Master degreeof Biological Sciences, the student should be able to: 1. Apply advanced knowledge from a broad range of fundamental biological concepts and subjects, including cell biology, molecular genetics, evolution and ecology. 2. Critique scientific articles and demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating the methodology and conclusions of scientific articles in biological sciences. 3. Demonstrate high skills in scientific writing 4. Demonstrate effectively and professionally teaching skills that promote the proper delivery of biological sciences concepts to different types of audience. 5. Display a professional commitment to ethical practices in teaching and conducting research in biological sciences. 6. Communicate effectively via oral and written presentations, and toshow skills of team- work. 7. Demonstrate commitment and interest in lifelong learning and in continuing education of biological sciences. At the successful completion of Doctorate Degree of Biological Sciences, the student should be able to: 1. Elucidate the current state of the discipline in their area of specialization (e.g., key theories and research practices in ecology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics) as well as use advanced biological concepts to interpret, analyze, and solve biological problems. 2. Design experiments to answer or solve biological scientific problems. 3. Formulate a hypothesis and design, and conduct scientific research projects in biological sciences using appropriate tools and techniques within their focused area of study. 4. Demonstrate independent scientific critical thinking, and perform problem solving skills in research and teaching of biological sciences. 5. Interpret data of well-established experiments, and analyze information in literature of peer-reviewed journals. 6. Apply skills of statistics, data analysis tools, and proper scientific methodology in biological Sciences. 7. Produce well- structured thesis and publish scientific articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals. 8. Display a professional commitment to ethical practices in biological sciences research. 9. Demonstrate effectively and professionally teaching skills that promote the proper delivery of biological sciences concepts to different types of audience. 10. Develop skills of self-management and continuing professional development in careers of biological sciences. 11. Communicate effectively, and deliver ideas of science efficiently. 12. Demonstrate commitment and interest in lifelong learning and in continuing education of biological sciences.