1. Demonstrate competency in biology and the sciences at levels comparable to national standards.
  2. Critically analyze and discuss scientific journal articles.
  3. Critically analyze and discuss selected contemporary and/or controversial issues in biology and biomedical sciences, enabling them to be informed citizens and participants in the public debate and discourse involving these issues.
  4. Accurately convey scientific data both orally and in writing.
  5. Apply their knowledge of biology and science through participation in a focused research project and/or an internship.