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  • Zoology

    The Bachelor of Science in zoology offers students an education in the life sciences with an emphasis on animal systems. Students gain knowledge about the diversity of life (its evolution and significance) and about the structure of organisms and ecosystems and how they function (i.e., the acquisition, flow, organization and uses of information, energy and nutrients in living systems). They will learn about the scientific method and how it facilitates the discovery of new knowledge in zoology and biology. This includes how to critically evaluate hypotheses and conclusions in science using verifiable data and how to clearly and effectively communicate the major concepts and hypotheses in zoology and biology and in an appropriate style of presentation.

    Zoology major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Pass an assessment in the two or three 3000/5000-level zoology courses.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Identify, describe and define the basic terminology, concepts, methodologies and theories used within the biological sciences.
    2. Analyze biological information and develop reasoned solutions to problems using the processes and applications of scientific inquiry.
    3. Discriminate ethical behavior from unethical behavior in scientific research.
    4. Communicate knowledge, ideas and reasoning clearly and effectively in written or oral forms appropriate to the biological sciences.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    BSC 2010 I I I  
    BSC 2011 I I I  
    PCB 3063 R R   I
    PCB 3713 R R   R
    PCB 4043C R/A R/A R/A R/A
    PCB 4674 R/A R/A   R/A
    PCB 4723C R/A R/A
    ZOO 4205C R R

    ZOO 4307C R R

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    Assessment Types

    • Major field test in zoology
    • Bioethics module quiz
    • Scientific literacy paper
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