By the end of this program, students will be able to…
Depth and Breadth of Knowledge
Explain the chemical and physical underpinnings of life;
Explain and integrate the key concepts of living systems such as biological diversity and its evolution, cellular organization, transmission of biological information, structure-function relationships, and functioning of ecological systems;
Apply the scientific method including formulating a hypothesis, designing studies, and drawing conclusions.
Knowledge of methodologies
Demonstrate a set of core field and laboratory-based observations, measurements and sampling techniques;
Identify and depict patterns in biological data;
Acquire, process and analyze data using appropriate bibliographic, mathematical and statistical techniques.
Application of knowledge
Acquire and collate the information and data relevant to a given biological question and objectively interpret them to draw an informed conclusion;
Use key concepts and methodologies in applied situations ranging from advanced laboratory and field courses to work and research settings.
Develop and defend logical, coherent arguments;
Disseminate biological information in written and oral format to scientific and non-scientific audiences.
Awareness of limits of knowledge
Evaluate recent advances in biological knowledge and recognize the limits of the scientific process.
Autonomy and professional capacity
Demonstrate professional work habits and ethical conduct when working individually or as part of a team.