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)

Graduates from the BBio program are expected to meet the following program
educational objectives upon graduation:
1. Demonstrate proficiency in basic sciences related to biological systems and
processes at all levels of structural and functional organization and in all domains
of life.
2. Draw on their knowledge in biology, basic science and mathematics to create
novel solutions to problems in science education, biotechnology, healthcare,
biodiversity conservation and sustainable development of natural resources.
3. Demonstrate the ability to interact and communicate effectively with people from
all walks of life and in various capacities including educating students, informing
the public, cooperating with colleagues, reporting to superiors and leading
subordinates.

 

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Students Outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes of Biological Sciences Bachelor Program
At the successful completion of the Bachelor Program in Biological Sciences, the student should be able to:
1. Collect, analyze and interpret critically scientific data related to biological problems spanning molecular to organismal biology (e.g., cell biology and genetics, ecology, behavior).
2. Describe fundamental principles of biology e.g., evolutionary theory, central dogma, diversity of life, and inheritance.
3. Communicate scientific information effectively in written and oral forms, addressing basic biological concepts encompassing a range of sub-disciplines within the field of biology.
4. Develop proficiency in the quantitative skills necessary to analyze biological problems.
5. Access and interrogate the primary scientific literature in the biological sciences.
6. Present scientific data clearly and logically using correct/appropriate scientific terminology.
7. Appreciate the ethical standards for the responsible conduct of scientific research and its applications.
8. Develop the leadership abilities to work effectively within a team. 
9. Demonstrate laboratory skills common to modern laboratories.