The Biology program at Notre Dame University-Louaize is designed to provide undergraduates with a rich scope
in biology to prepare potential scientists to be competent in their field. It also equips its
students with an educational background that enables them to join graduate and medical
schools. The program expands the knowledge in the life sciences to non-majors by
highlighting the impact of biology on daily life and society.
Program Educational Objectives
- 1.Prepare fully-rounded and scholarly proactive biology graduates.
- 2.Instruct students on how to interpret and build on recent research findings.
- 3.Assist students in developing competency by implementing critical and integrative thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.
- 4.Promote professional development and community service.
- 5.Reinforce values such as ethics, integrity, responsibility, and service.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
- 1.Explain fundamental concepts in the different basic areas of biology.
- 2.Identify the inter-relatedness of information delivered by the required major courses as applied in their field of study.
- 3.Evaluate the importance of non-biology courses inherent to the program, such as chemistry and physics, in biological applications.
- 4.Acquire practical experience and build a team spirit through laboratory group work.
- 5.Write legitimate scientific reports which require literature search, selection of relevant papers, interpretation of scientific data, and synthesis of a coherent scientific review.
- 6.Criticize scientific findings and evaluate relevant scientific information/arguments.
- 7.Analyze scientific data and use graphic techniques by using the appropriate statistical tools.
- 8.Discuss and convey scientific information through seminars and class presentations.
- 9.Demonstrate literacy in non-biology areas, such as computer, philosophy, and social studies.
- 10.Depict the impact of the biological sciences on society and technology.