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Learning Outcomes

The Department of Natural Sciences has adopted 20 program intended learning outcomes.

See below for how they are distributed among the 13 programs in unique combinations:

A. Demonstrate the capability of integrating data and assessing phenomena within a Christian paradigm.

B. Demonstrate a comprehension of the central concepts of chemistry including the major theories and laws which govern chemical phenomena.

C. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between structure and behavior of the chemical elements in their various forms and combinations.

D. Demonstrate safe laboratory practices and an environmental ethic as it pertains to chemical use and disposal.

E. Demonstrate an ability to analyze various kinds of experimental data used in the chemical disciplines including the output of various instrumental techniques.

F. Demonstrate an understanding of the biological characteristics of each of the major kingdoms.

G. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of molecular biology and genetics.

H. Demonstrate an understanding of the various factors that impact biological populations.

I.  Demonstrate an ability to properly relate biological structure and function.

J. Demonstrate the capability of working with animals in safe and ethical ways that conform to state and national guidelines.

K. Demonstrate the capability of analyzing and reporting empirical data from the biological sciences.

L. Demonstrate a balanced concept of molecular, micro, and macro levels of biological phenomena in the context of human systems.

M. Demonstrate the ability to properly relate biological structure and function in the context of human systems.

N. Demonstrate the level of content mastery required for potential successful performance in graduate school biology programs or professional schools.

O. Demonstrate the level of content mastery required for potential successful performance in secondary science education.

P. Demonstrate the level of content mastery required for potential successful performance in chemical industry, graduate school chemistry programs, or professional schools.

Q. Demonstrate understanding of anatomical, kinesiological, and physiological concepts of exercise science.

R. Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention, care, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries.

S. Demonstrate ability to assess fitness needs of individuals and groups.

T. Demonstrate ability to plan effective exercise prescriptions for various populations.

Major, Program, or Concentration Appropriate Program Intended Learning Outcomes
Biology (General Track) A, B, F, G, H, I, K, N
Biology (Allied Health Track: Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, etc.) A, B, C, G, K, L, M, N
Biology (Life Science Teaching Track) A, B, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, N, O
Biology (Pre-Professional Track: Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, etc.) A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, K, N
Biology-Clinical Laboratory Science A, B, C, D, G, K, L, M, N
Chemistry (Graduate School Track) A, B, C, D, E, P
Chemistry (Forensic Chemistry Track) A, B, C, D, E, P
Chemistry (Pre-Professional Track: Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, etc.) A, B, C, D, E, P
Integrated Science (life science emphasis) A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, N, O
Integrated Science (chemistry emphasis) A, B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, K, O
Life Science/Chemistry Education A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, N, O
Physical Science A, B, C, D, E, J, O
Zoo and Wildlife Biology A, B, F, G, H, I, J, K, N
Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Physiology Concentrations) B, L, M, Q, R, S, T
Exercise Science (Fitness Promotions and Personal Training Concentrations) Q, R, S, T


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