Biology-Health Sciences

Program Purpose

The Bachelor of Science Program in Biology-Health Sciences prepares undergraduate students for professional schools in the medical sciences (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary sciences, physical therapy, clinical laboratory sciences, etc.).

Educational Objectives

  • Provide an integrated foundation of knowledge in biological disciplines that includes morphological, cellular, molecular, physiological, developmental, and evolutionary principles.
  • Present information on the life sciences that utilize the scientific method and emphasizing skills in analysis, evaluation, and critical thinking.
  • Prepare students for entrance into graduate schools and professional health schools, including preparation for national admissions examinations, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and similar examinations, or provide students with practical skills that can qualify them for entry level positions in biology and health-related occupations.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate scientific knowledge and skills in scientific reasoning.
  2. Students will be able to apply scientific principles to biology based problems.
  3. Students will be able to effectively find and use resources from the literature.
  4. Students will demonstrate effective oral, written and visual communication.
  5. Biology students will demonstrate mathematical knowledge and skills in the biological sciences.

Curriculum Map

The Health Sciences program curriculum map can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2012-13 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.