Department Strategy
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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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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


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Students Outcomes
Upon graduation, the program students are expected to demonstrate: 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.