The Biology Mission Statement, Program Goals and Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes:
the Vision, Mission and Values Statements of the University of San Francisco,
the faculty of Biology educates undergraduate students in current biological
concepts and methodologies in the laboratory and the natural environment to
prepare them to be good citizens, to go on for advanced work in the sciences,
and for professional careers in the health field.
Biology Program seeks to develop the following knowledge and skills in its
understanding of major biological concepts.
solving, analytical and communication skills as they apply to biological
ability to apply the scientific method and critical thinking in an ethical
fashion to biological problems.
awareness of career pathways in the biological sciences.
completing the Biology B.S. degree program, graduates will be able to
both in-depth and broad knowledge of the concepts that comprise the
the scientific process, including designing and conducting experiments and
laboratory techniques (such as light microscopy, gel electrophoresis and keeping
a laboratory notebook and understanding of principles of laboratory
the ability to read, understand, and critically review scientific papers
and prepare oral and written reports in a standard scientific format.
an awareness of the careers and professions available in the biological
sciences and an understanding of the significance ethics plays in the