Department Strategy
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Mission
The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Jordan is to provide opportunities for professional and personal development to students and staff by pursuing excellence in teaching and research. The department focuses on teaching and research in five interrelated: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology and Ecology. Therefore, the curriculum offered by the department facilitates an understanding of the major concepts in the biological sciences, promotes critical-thinking, analysis, interpretation of data which fosters a continuous interest in learning. Also, the department is committed to providing the graduate students and the academic staff with the research opportunities which will facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of biology, promote professional development to make a positive impact on both society and nature.
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Vision
The Department of Biological Sciences was established at the University of Jordan in order to supply the society with trained high schools teachers and to meet the ever pressing need for technical personnel in scientific research and biological analysis, particularly in medical laboratories. The department is committed to enhance student learning through the improvement of existing facilities and integration of modern molecular biology techniques to meet the scientific challenges that our students and society will face in the future. At the graduate level, the department prepares students through scientific research in most disciplines of biology to contribute to the expansion of our knowledge about life and to make positive contributions to their society and surrounding countries as competent academics and scientists.
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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.