Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Biology Learning Goals

Students who major in biology can expect to achieve the following learning goals:

  • Become proficient in the major sub-disciplines of biology
  • Perform wet laboratory and/or field techniques as appropriate to the major sub-disciplines of biology
  • Understand and use modern biological instrumentation
  • Work as an individual and in groups
  • Exhibit integrative, problem-solving skills, such as experimental design, quality assurance/quality control in data collection, data manipulation, and data interpretation
  • Communicate the results of biological investigation effectively in written and oral form
  • Search the biological literature and/or databases, evaluate the results of the search, access desired research materials, and perform critical analysis of the data therein
  • Demonstrate responsible conduct in the laboratory, including laboratory safety and ethical research practices