Undergraduate Student Learning Initiative

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this major will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles of evolution and genetics that underlie all biology
  2. Demonstrate a broad and integrated understanding of species origins, biological and organismal diversity, how to characterize, understand and protect this diversity, and interactions with the environment
  3. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the relationships between structure and function in animal (human) health
  4. Describe the basic principles of scientific inquiry and the importance of scientific study in integrative biology
  5. Illustrate the process of data collection, statistical analysis, and graphing including basic principles of experimental and sampling design
  6. Critically evaluate data, develop hypotheses, and interpret biological experiments
  7. Communicate effectively in the written presentation of scientific results