Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

Student will be able to demonstrate scientific literacy by making informed, evidence-based decisions on science-related issues.

Biological Knowledge: Synthesis and Application

Student will be able to:

  • Explain biological processes from molecules to ecosystems in an evolutionary context, including examples from Hawai‘i.
  • Propose potential solutions to real-world problems by applying biological knowledge.

Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills

Student will be able to:

  • Identify gaps in knowledge and apply the scientific method to generate and test new hypotheses to fill those gaps.
  • Form strong biological arguments by critically evaluating scientific evidence and arguments, and applying logic and quantitative methods.


Student will:

  • Demonstrate inquisitiveness regarding, and respect for, the biological world.
  • Strive for excellence, work ethically individually and in teams and demonstrate respect for diversity of opinions.

Communication skills

Student will in oral and written forms, be able to communicate clearly and professionally.

Last Modified: 
12/29/2013 at 1:06pm