Biological Sciences

Degree Programs

BIOLOGY PROGRAM GOALS:

Goals: The biology degree program prepares students for careers in research, industry, and business, for post-baccalaureate studies in biology and related fields, or for professional programs. The Department strives to upgrade its equipment such that students have the opportunity to use state-of-the art technology in academic and research activities.

To be successful students must:

  1.  Demonstrate knowledge of basic biological principles, concepts, and theories.
  2. Manifest both oral and written communication skills in presentation of complex biological topics.
  3. Demonstrate a competency in the scientific method and the skills to use it.
  4. Show proficiency in library and computer skills in obtaining information and analyzing data.
  5. Show the ability to anticipate, recognize, and respond appropriately to laboratory hazards or hazardous conditions, and take appropriate safety precautions.
  6. Qualify for entry level employment or for continuing education

FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE PROGRAM GOALS:

To be successful students must:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic biological principles, concepts, and theories.
  2. Demonstrate both oral and written communication skills in presentation of complex conservation and biological topics
  3. Show proficiency in library and computer skills.
  4. Be exposed to methods of recognizing, preventing, and responding appropriately to laboratory hazards or hazardous conditions.
  5. Qualify for entry-level employment or continuing education in Fish and Wildlife or related fields

MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY-BIOLOGY PROGRAM GOALS:

The goal of the Master of Technology Degree program is to prepare graduates for successful employment and advancement in science and technology fields which contribute to the economic well-being of southeastern Oklahoma. The program develops a knowledge base through three core courses and provides for an option of specialization.

  1. To provide students with the knowledge base, technical skills, and qualifications to meet the demands of the job market in science and technology students must:
  2. Demonstrate a broad, general knowledge about the foundations of science and technology.
  3. Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of a specialty area in science and technology.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the synthesis of information by preparing and presenting written and/or oral reports.
  5. Show interpersonal skills that promote the accomplishment of collaboration and communication in the areas of science and technology.
  6. Develop basic research skills for the design and execution of experiments and other scientific investigations.


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