The Bachelor of Science program in Biology-Health Sciences prepares undergraduate students for professional and graduate schools in the medical sciences (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary sciences, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.).
- Provide an integrated foundation of knowledge in biological disciplines that includes morphological, cellular, molecular, physiological, developmental, and evolutionary principles.
- Train students to utilize the scientific method and develop skills in analysis, evaluation, and critical thinking. (as well as communication, team-building, and professionalism – may be added following more discussion).
- Prepare students for entrance into graduate schools and professional health schools, including preparation for national admissions examinations such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental School Admissions Test (DAT), and similar examinations, or qualify them for entry level positions in biology and health-related occupations.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate scientific knowledge and skills in scientific reasoning.
- Students will be able to apply scientific principles to biology based problems.
- Students will be able to effectively find and use resources from the literature.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral, written and visual communication.
- Biology students will demonstrate mathematical knowledge and skills in the biological sciences.
Student Enrollment and Graduation Data
For the 2015-16 academic year, there were 150 Biology-Health Sciences majors, including 20 graduates. Past enrollment and graduation data are available in the annual Assessment Reports on this page.
The Biology-Health Sciences program curriculum map can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech website.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2015-16 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.