Students who successfully complete a major in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry will be able to do the following:
- Explain basic biochemical and molecular biological concepts and principles.
- Appreciate the different levels of biological organization, from molecules to organisms.
- Understand that Molecular Biology has a chemical, physical, informational and mathematical basis.
- Explain the importance of the scientific method to understanding natural phenomena.
- Effectively communicate scientific data and ideas to a liberal arts audience both orally and in writing.
- Critically evaluate experimental data and primary papers, develop a hypothesis, and design and execute experiments to address an interesting and novel problem.
- Collaborate with other researchers.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge in a specialized field of biochemistry and molecular biology.
- Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues in the molecular life sciences.
- Demonstrate the ability to think in an integrated manner and look at problems from different perspectives.