Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a major in biochemistry are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the fundamental introductory concepts of Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the intersection between the disciplines of Biology and Chemistry.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in developing relevant biochemical questions, carrying out laboratory investigations to answer those questions, and critically analyzing, interpreting, and presenting in oral and written form the results of their experiments.
  • Locate, critically analyze, interpret and discuss data, hypotheses, results, theories, and explanations found in the primary literature, applying knowledge from Chemistry and Biology.
  • Appreciate the way in which practitioners in the disciplines of Biology and Chemistry intersect and bring their expertise to bear in solving complex problems involving living systems.
  • Understand the societal impacts, both positive and negative, of science and technology and the limitations of science.