Marine Biology (B.S.)
Outcome Statements for Marine Biology Majors
Graduating Marine Biology Majors will:
- Recognize the relationship among structure, function,
and process at all biological levels: molecular,
cellular, organismal, population, community, and
- Describe and explain the major cellular processes
in eukaryotes and prokaryotes.
- Describe the flow of genetic information, the
chromosome theory of heredity, and the relationship
between genetics and evolutionary theory.
- Use the principles of biological classification
to examine the diversity of life and identify the
phylogenetic relationships of the major groups
- Explain the principles of organismal evolution,
including the role of natural selection
- Explain the ecological relationships between organisms
and their environment.
- Demonstrate an ability to think critically and
synthesize scientific information.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply mathematical and
statistical approaches to interpreting biological
- Apply the scientific process, including designing
and conducting experiments and testing hypotheses.
- Develop skills in the use of laboratory and field
techniques commonly used in biology.
- Demonstrate the ability to read, understand, and
critique scientific papers.
- Prepare oral and written reports in a standard
- Abide by established scholarly and scientific
ethics in biology.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the role of biological
science in society
- Develop an awareness of the careers and professions
available in the biological sciences.