Loyola University Maryland
Department of Biology
Major in Biology
A Future in Biology
Hauber Summer Research Fellowship
Faculty & Staff
The Biology Department has developed the following learning aims for the biology major:
Students will master current factual content of different subdisciplines within biology, such as molecular/cellular, organismal, and population biology.
Students will demonstrate the ability to organize, apply, and synthesize the large quantities of new scientific information into a meaningful framework.
Students will show a clear understanding of the scientific process and effectively engage in conducting research based on their ability to read, understand, and critically evaluate primary literature articles; ask scientific questions; design experiments testing hypotheses; and analyze, display, and interpret data using statistical and graphical software packages.
Students will demonstrate proficiency in communicating effectively in a variety of formats, including verbal, written, and symbolic (mathematical) channels. They will exhibit the ability to write papers in appropriate scientific formats; discuss scientific experiments in a group; present results verbally and in poster formats; and use computer and graphical models to explain biological phenomenom.
Students will be able to articulate the ethical issues surrounding the practice and direction of biological research.
Students will become active and engaged citizens who take active leadership and service roles in the larger community, particularly when issues arise related to their biological training.
Major in Biology
Natural and Applied Sciences
Hauber Summer Research Program