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Department of Molecular Biology

University of Wyoming

Department #3944

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3300

Fax: (307) 766-5098

Email: mbiology@uwyo.edu

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Department of Molecular Biology

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Desired Learning Outcomes for Students Earning a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology

It has largely been accepted as self-evident by the biological education community that comprehension of principles in our fast moving field is fundamentally more important than possession of an extensive reservoir of facts.  Reflecting this belief, the Department of Molecular Biology has adopted three learning outcomes:

 

1. Graduates will be able to propose hypotheses that explain novel biological phenomena

Mastery of this skill will be demonstrated by:

  • Basing the hypothesis upon precedence and/or logic
  • Consideration of alternative hypotheses
  • Appropriate application of fundamental principles
  • Sub-discipline specific application of facts and principles

 

2. Graduates will be able to propose experimental tests of hypotheses

Mastery of this skill will be demonstrated by:

  • Appropriate application of techniques
  • Adequate description of experimental controls
  • Logical and internally consistent application of scientific methods

 

3. Graduates will be able to effectively communicate the significance of classic biological principles and emerging biological developments to both expert and lay audiences

Mastery of this skill will be demonstrated by:

  • Well organized and clearly written research notebooks, reports and grants
  • Accurate and clear presentation of primary biological literature
  • Appropriate use of visual and interpretive aids

 

Assessment of Courses and Programmatic Outcomes

The Department of Molecular Biology is dedicated to providing the best educational experience possible and consequently is committed to continuing review and enhancement of the curriculum and programmatic emphasis.  We utilize integrated course assessment mechanisms to identify strengths and weaknesses in our curriculum and adapt individual courses and programmatic themes in response to the information collected.  Our commitment to providing a thorough and effective education in modern biology is driven by the knowledge that modern society is permeated by social and health issues that must be guided by individuals with a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of biological and scientific principles.


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Department of Molecular Biology

University of Wyoming

Department #3944

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3300

Fax: (307) 766-5098

Email: mbiology@uwyo.edu

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