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Biology


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Professor Elder
Professor Marley
Associate Professor Doyle
Associate Professor Durham Brooks

Assistant Professor Bowder
Assistant Professor Schofield
Instructor Clouse
Visiting Assistant Professor Durham

The goal of the Doane Biology Department is to foster student development of a strong foundation of biological concepts, grounded in critical thinking, experimental design, written and oral communication, and practical application in the field and laboratory. The major, beginning with an intensive introductory sequence and culminating in a capstone research experience, prepares students for careers and continuing study in a wide range of biological disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Biology program, students will: 

  1. ​Develop a strong foundation of concepts including Evolution, Structure and Function, Information Flow, Transformations of Energy, Systems Biology
  2. ​Develop/demonstrate practical and professional skills in Experimental design and execution
  3. ​Develop/demonstrate practical and professional skills in Quantitative reasoning 
  4. ​Develop/demonstrate practical and professional skills in Data analysis and interpretation
  5. ​Develop/demonstrate practical and professional skills in Critical/analytical reading and writing ​
  6. Develop/demonstrate practical and professional skills in Connecting ethical/social issues with scientific reasoning to make informed decisions
  7. ​Develop/demonstrate practical and professional skills in Communication of biological understanding to multiple audiences in multiple formats and varying media

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