Knowledge & Skills Gained
Applying What You Learn
In his message to the students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dean Boocker explains the importance of "making knowledge matter." We believe that means helping you develop useful, real-world skills alongside the sense of fulfillment and enrichment that studying biology can provide.
We also believe in making you aware of the knowledge and skills you're developing along the way, so that you can capitalize on your strengths in the marketplace, graduate school and in life.
- Appreciation for the diversity of life on earth
- Understanding the flow of energy and matter in biological systems
- Understanding the process and outcomes of evolution
- Observing of the interdependence of living things
- Strategies for sustainable living
- Understanding the role of biology in addressing societal issues
- Understanding the mechanisms of genetic inheritance and information flow
- Observing emergent properties of complex biological networks
- Understanding structure-function relationships from molecules to ecosystems
- Design, conduct and interpret scientific research
- Isolate and analyze DNA, RNA and protein
- Sequence genomes
- Conduct statistical analysis
- Apply a scientific approach to problems
- Communicate findings using models, charts and graphs
- Communicate new research findings to lay audiences
- Communicate biological research findings using scientific writing
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