Goals and Objectives for Science Degrees

 

Science, B.S. - General Science Option


Educational Objectives:

The General Science Option of the BS Science degree is geared toward students whose interests and skills in science are more cross-disciplinary than those students who pursue traditional majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, math or physics. The educational objectives of the Option are to produce graduates:

  • who are well versed in a broad range of topics in the sciences, humanities, and the arts and have a broad knowledge of the sciences, with a concentration in one of the sciences.
  • who are prepared to further their education in graduate school and/or directly pursue productive professional careers in the private, state, federal, or educational sectors.
  • who can demonstrate possession and application of higher-level learning skills in critical thinking and problem solving as applied to science issues.
  • who can effectively apply the scientific method.
  • who can utilize the cross-disciplinary research literature to analyze and synthesize science issues and their socio-economic and political implications.
  • who in their future careers will be able to work both on cross-disciplinary teams and function independently as specialists in a science or technical field.

Educational Outcomes:

Graduates of the program are expected to demonstrate:

  • a strong ability to apply knowledge in the sciences, the humanities & social sciences, the arts, and political sciences to explore and understand science issues.
  • an aptitude for designing, conducting, and communicating the results of literature-based research on science topics.
  • well-developed skills in analysis and research acquired through courses, lab work, internship, undergraduate research, and/or study-abroad experiences.
  • skill at working productively as individuals and in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • skill at effectively communicating science concepts and issues to diverse audiences.
  • a comprehensive understanding of major science issues facing global society today.
  • an ability to understand and use selected techniques and analytical/survey tools in the practice of science.

 

Science, B.S. - General Science Pre-certification Option


Educational Objectives:

The General Science Pre-certification Option of the BS Science degree is geared toward students interested in eventually teaching at the intermediate school level whose interests and skills in science are more cross-disciplinary than those students who pursue traditional majors in biology, chemistry, computer science, math or physics. The educational objectives of the Option are to produce graduates:

  • who are well versed in a broad range of topics in the sciences, humanities, and the arts, and have a broad knowledge of the sciences, with a concentration in one of the sciences.
  • who are prepared to further their education in either a teaching certification program or graduate school,l and/or directly pursue productive professional careers in the private, state, federal, or educational sectors.
  • who can demonstrate possession and application of higher-level learning skills in critical thinking and problem solving as applied to science issues.
  • who can effectively apply the scientific method.
  • who can utilize the cross-disciplinary research literature to analyze and synthesize science issues and their socio-economic and political implications.
  • who have the knowledge base and skill set required to become effective and inspiring teachers of science in a school setting.

Educational Outcomes:

Graduates of the program are expected to demonstrate:

  • a strong ability to apply knowledge in the sciences, the humanities & social sciences, the arts, and political sciences to explore and understand science issues.
  • an aptitude for designing, conducting, and communicating the results of literature-based research on science topics.
  • well-developed skills in analysis and research acquired through courses, lab work, internship, undergraduate research, and/or study-abroad experiences.
  • skill at working productively as individuals and in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • skill at effectively communicating science concepts and issues to diverse audiences.
  • a comprehensive understanding of major science issues facing global society today.
  • an ability to understand and use selected techniques and analytical/survey tools in the practice of science.

 

BS Science, Earth and Space Science Pre-certification Option


Educational Objectives:

The Earth and Science Pre-certification Option of the BS Science degree is geared toward students interested in eventually teaching at the intermediate school level whose interests and skills in science are oriented more towards the Earth and Space Sciences rather than biology, chemistry, computer science, math or physics. The educational objectives of the Option are to produce graduates:

  • who are well versed in a broad range of topics in the sciences, humanities, and the arts, and have a broad knowledge of the sciences, with a concentration in the Earth and Space sciences.
  • who are prepared to further their education in either a teaching certification program or graduate school, and/or directly pursue productive professional careers in the private, state, federal, or educational sectors.
  • who can demonstrate possession and application of higher-level learning skills in critical thinking and problem solving as applied to science issues.
  • who can effectively apply the scientific method.
  • who can utilize the cross-disciplinary research literature to analyze and synthesize science issues and their socio-economic and political implications.
  • who have the knowledge base and skill set required to become effective and inspiring teachers of Earth and Space science in a school setting.

Educational Outcomes:

Graduates of the program are expected to demonstrate:

  • a strong ability to apply knowledge in the sciences, the humanities & social sciences, the arts, and political sciences to explore and understand science issues.
  • an aptitude for designing, conducting, and communicating the results of literature-based research on science topics.
  • well-developed skills in analysis and research acquired through courses, lab work, internship, undergraduate research, and/or study-abroad experiences.
  • skill at working productively as individuals and in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • skill at effectively communicating science concepts and issues to diverse audiences.
  • a comprehensive understanding of major science issues facing global society today.
  • an ability to understand and use selected techniques and analytical/survey tools in the practice of science, in particular those applicable to Earth and Space sciences.