Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes detail the knowledge, skills and abilities that you as a student will demonstrate upon successful completion of your program.


Students who take courses within North’s Biology Program represent diverse interests and backgrounds. The following general outcomes for the Biology Program are implicit in the more specific course outcomes and assessments of the various classes offered in the program.

1. Apply fundamental concepts/principles of biology to one’s daily life.

--For example, critically evaluation the science-related content in reports, popular media, and public policy

2. Demonstrate the process of scientific inquiry, including that scientists use varied methods; scientists test ideas using appropriate instrumentation as necessary; scientists use creativity, critical thinking, and current knowledge; and investigations commonly lead to additional questions.

--This may be done through analytical thinking and problem solving, designing and conduction experiments, interpreting data, and/or making observations and drawing conclusions