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Science Department


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The Department of Sciences curricula meet the needs of three groups of students: those who plan to specialize in specific areas, those who require the sciences to enhance other degree programs and those who wish to study these topics for their cultural and educational value. In addition, a number of curricula are offered that provide pre-professional training and a comprehensive science foundation for students who may then enter professional schools, such as medical school, nursing school or graduate school for teaching or scientific fields.

Science Department Program Outcomes

Biological, Biomedical and Combined Sciences Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate broad science content knowledge in the life sciences and be able to describe fundamental concepts in the life sciences.
  2. Demonstrate broad science content knowledge in the physical sciences and be able to describe fundamental concepts in the physical sciences.
  3. Use quantitative information to obtain sound results and recognize questionable assumptions.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the broad principles of science and the ways scientists in a particular discipline conduct research.
  5. Make observations, understand the fundamental elements of experiment design, generate and analyze data using appropriate quantitative tools, use abstract reasoning to interpret the data and formulate and test hypotheses with scientific rigor.
  6. Understand how findings and ideas in science can be applied to explain phenomena and events and influence the larger society.
  7. Communicate about science using appropriate oral and written means.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in the collection, interpretation and presentation of scientific data.

Environmental Science Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate broad science content knowledge in the life sciences and be able to describe fundamental concepts in the life sciences.
  2. Demonstrate broad science content knowledge in the physical sciences and be able to describe fundamental concepts in the physical sciences.
  3. Use quantitative information to obtain sound results and recognize questionable assumptions.
  4. Recognize the major components of the earth’s systems and how they function together.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of natural resource policy; major natural resource and environmental regulations; and the current issues in regional, national and international settings.
  6. Apply scientific methods in studying the environment.
  7. Critically examine all sides of environmental issues and apply understanding of ecological principles to create informed opinions about how to live.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in the collection, interpretation and presentation of scientific data.

Chemistry Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate broad science content knowledge in chemistry (inorganic, organic, and biochemistry) and be able to describe fundamental concepts in chemistry.
  2. Use quantitative information to obtain sound results and recognize questionable assumptions.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the broad principles of science and the ways scientists in a particular discipline conduct research.
  4. Make observations, understand the fundamental elements of experiment design, generate and analyze data using appropriate quantitative tools, use abstract reasoning to interpret the data and formulae, and test hypotheses with scientific rigor.
  5. Understand how findings and ideas in science can be applied to explain phenomena and events and influence the larger society.
  6. Communicate about science using appropriate oral and written means.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in the collection, interpretation and presentation of scientific data.

What jobs are available for science graduates?

  • Aquatic Toxicologist
  • Clinical Life Science
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Forensic Science
  • Forester
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Park Ranger/Naturalist
  • Research Biologist/Chemist/Environmental Scientist
  • Research Laboratory Technician
  • Science Teacher
  • Wildlife Refuge/Land Conservation Manager

Degrees and Programs Offered

The Science Department offers courses to complete the following degrees and programs:

Programs

    Associate of ArtsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceMaster of ArtsCertificateNon-DegreeMaster of Science

    Courses

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