bIOLOGY Learning Outcomes
Saint Xavier University is dedicated to providing top-quality education that is intentionally designed to develop your skills and expertise as you prepare for the next step in your education or career. The learning outcomes reflect the specific competencies that you will gain from our biology program, while the curriculum map portrays how these competencies will shape and prepare you for the real world.
Contemporary Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify the major lineages of organisms (domains, kingdoms and major phyla/classes)
- Identify defining characteristics and evolutionary relationships
- Recognize and use appropriate terminology to explain evolutionary relationships
- Describe information storage and transfer at the molecular and cellular level
- Outline and quantify energy transfer in biological systems
- Distinguish and rank organization levels in biological systems
Explain how the structure and replication of genetic material manifests the flow of information in context of storage, expression and inheritance.
Explain cellular structure and function, metabolic processes, gene expression and the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Explain how organ systems maintain homeostasis and apply feedback principles to physiological regulation.
Explain the distinguishing characteristics of major lineages as defined by their organismal structures and corresponding functions, development and evolution.
Population Community Level
Explain how populations evolve as a result of interactions with their living and non-living environment.
Find, interpret and use appropriate literature for scientific writing and research.
Generate logical interpretations and conclusions from graphs, models and data of scientific research.
- Knowledge: Students will demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving medical sciences
as well as the application of knowledge to research. Students will:
- Demonstrate general knowledge in the basic sciences of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Histology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, and Physiology
- Demonstrate general knowledge in Community Medicine and Ethics
- Professionalism: Students will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities
and to abide by ethical principles. Students will:
- Demonstrate a commitment to carry out professional responsibilities based on ethical principles.
- Demonstrate honesty, integrity and respectful behavior in all research, courses and career training activities.
- Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate interpersonal skills and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information.