Biology Program

Mission

The mission of the biology major is to provide undergraduate students with the concepts, principles and methodologies of various disciplines of biology, and to develop a broad base of knowledge across the sub-disciplines that comprise biological sciences. Students will be prepared for many career opportunities in biological sciences.

Objectives

The biology major curriculum:
  1. Provides students with knowledge and understanding of the major areas of biology sub-disciplines.
  2. Includes laboratory work to help students to carry out and interpret laboratory and field work in biological sciences.
  3. Promotes the capacity for life-long learning.
  4. Prepares the students for many career options in biological sciences.
  5. Requires that the student conduct a research project in biological sciences followed by oral and written presentation of this project.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:
  1. Broad knowledge and understanding in various biological sciences (such as genetics, physiology, microbiology, ecology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and endocrinology).
  2. Illustrate the scientific methods and techniques for laboratory and field work in different biological sciences.
  3. Master aspects of the modern disciplines of biology.
  4. Identify and use of biological databases and literature sources.
Intellectual abilities:
  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of various biological processes.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and methodologies of biological science to carry out experiments, analyze the obtained data and draw reasonable conclusions or interpretations.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and utilize scientific literature in biological sciences.
  4. Use critical thinking and principles of logic to solve problems in biology disciplines.
  5. The ability to pursue further education as an independent life-long professional learning.
  6. Demonstrate skills and expertise in biology disciplines for various career opportunities.
Professional and Practical competencies:
  1. Design plans and conduct experiments to solve problems in biological sciences.
  2. Analyze and evaluate experimental results and observations clearly and draw scientific conclusions.
  3. Operate and practice basics laboratory instrumentation efficiently.
  4. Conduct excellent critical thinking and formulation of scientific hypotheses.
General and Transferable Skills:
  1. Effective scientific communication skills, both in written and orally.
  2. Work effectively either independently or in multi-disciplinary teams.
  3. Recognize and respond to the need for lifelong self-learning for a successful career.

Career Opportunities

  • Work in educational or research institutions in Biology and Molecular Biology.
  • School Teachers for courses in Biology and Molecular Biology.
  • University Teacher.
  • Lab or Research Assistant in various fields such as Food Science, Pharmaceutical and Health industries, Environmental Monitoring, Quality Control, and Forensic Science.

Degrees offered by the Program