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960 Biotechnology (B.S.)

960 Biotechnology (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes


Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of biological processes from the molecular and cellular perspectives.
  2. Approach and solve biological problems critically with scientific literacy in individual and group settings.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques used in biotechnology.
  4. Apply ethical practices and behavior in all aspects of biotechnological scientific endeavors.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through assignments completed in one or more of the following courses: BSC 1010C, BSC 1011C, PCB 3063C, BCH 3023C, PCB 3023C, MCB 3020C, PCB 4522C, BSC4422C, ISC 3120, BSC4905 or BSC4941, BSC 4942C, BSC 4943.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Engage in effective scientific communication as individuals and as team members by listening, speaking, writing and presenting in oral and poster format.

Communication skills are assessed in the capstone courses, BSC 4942C and BSC 4943.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Engage in the scientific process to form hypotheses, synthesize scientific information, gather and analyze data, apply statistical techniques and draw conclusions.

Critical thinking skills are assessed in BSC4905 or BSC4941, and the capstone courses, BSC 4942C and BSC 4943.