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History

  • Policy Number: SP.04.018
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Ching-Hua Wang, Amy Denton, Nancy Mozingo
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
  • Approval Date:
  • Effective Date:
  • Supersedes:

Purpose

General Objectives

  • Provide students with the opportunity to earn a BA degree in Biology from the California State University Channel Islands.
  • Equip students with knowledge and skills in life sciences for such diverse vocations as teaching, the health professions, scientific and environmental organizations, public and private sectors.

Learning Objectives

Students graduating from the Biology program will be able to:

  • Explain the basic structures and fundamental processes of life at molecular, cellular and organismal levels.
  • Identify the evolutionary processes that lead to adaptation and biological diversity.
  • Describe the relationship between life forms and their environment and ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate an acceptable level of competency in laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and present quantitative and qualitative data and incorporate them into the broader context of biological knowledge.
  • Apply current technology and scientific methodologies for problem solving in various scientific, professional and community settings.
  • Effectively use and critically evaluate current research literature, online information, as well as information related to scientific and biological issues in the mass media.
  • Integrate and relate knowledge learned from the classroom with real life situations.
  • Communicate in written and oral forms with interested citizens and professionals on biological and scientific issues.

Background

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Policy

Accountability

Biology Program, Academic Affairs, CSUCI

Applicability

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Definition(s)

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Text

Please see attached document.

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