Construction and paving work will soon begin to improve Ely Road and the adjacent parking lot behind the apartments on campus. Beginning July 9, the parking lot will be closed.


Learning Outcomes


Students will demonstrate a comprehension of the following core concepts from the molecular to ecosystem level:

  • Evolution:  Change over time and mechanisms involved
  • Structure and function:  How the shape of something affects performance
  • Energy transformation:  Energy capture, use and transfer
  • Information flow:  Transmission and interpretation of biological information
  • Systems:  Interaction and organization of components


Students will be able to:

  • Apply the process of science.
  • Apply quantitative reasoning to biological questions.
  • Work effectively as a team.
  • Properly use laboratory and field equipment and techniques in an accurate, safe manner.


  • Contextualize scientific topics as it relates to society using scientific literature.  
  • Communicating and listening to those who have differing view points and perspectives in a collegial and respectful manner.
  • Communication of ideas effectively both orally and in writing.  

These Learning Outcomes and additional useful information is also available in the Student Handbook.