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Student Learning Outcomes

BS Natural Science

At the completion of the B.S. degree of the Natural Science Program, each graduate will have acquired:
The problem solving, analytical, and communication skills that provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning and progressive career development 
A clear understanding of major science concepts and an awareness of how these connect various areas of the life and physical sciences 
Specific Objectives of the program are that:
Students will have the following attitudes: 
Studying science is relevant to everyday life and can be applied to daily life 
All areas of science are integrated and interconnected 
Ethical conduct in science is important 
Students will be able to demonstrate the following skills: 
Apply the scientific process, including inquiry, hypotheses building, designing and conducting investigative experiments 
Principles of laboratory safety 
Work in groups 
Can give an oral presentation 
Can locate and retrieving information 
Can use mathematics and statistics to evaluate evidence 
Can interpret graphs and tables 
Can distinguish between fact and opinion with scientific evidence 
Can write a scientific paper 
Computer literacy 


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Last Update: 04/23/2010