The assessment process begins with the University, College, and Departmental mission statements, and includes the development of program educational objectives and desired student learning outcomes, collection of student data and work samples, preparation of detailed assessment documents, evaluation of the collected data, and a feedback loop that produces continuous improvement.
The Department of Biological Sciences provides a diverse, rigorous program with a curriculum designed to produce scientifically literate majors and non-majors knowledgeable in contemporary issues in biology. The department offers opportunities for experiential learning through close student/faculty research collaboration. We prepare our students for post-graduate programs and careers in the life sciences and health professions. The public service activities of the department are primarily directed to the regional needs of West Tennessee.
At the time of graduation, a biology graduate will have the ability to:
Programs of Study
The Biology Department has several different programs of study available.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
As a student, the best way to get involved is to get to know the faculty, learn their interests, and find out more about their research programs.