Biology 160 • 678-839-6547
J. Hendricks, D. Morgan, G. Payne, S. Swamy-Mruthinti (Assoc Dean), C. Tabit, H. Zot (Chair)
H. Banford, J. Huff, W. Kenyon, L. Kral, N. Pencoe,
B. Ballentine, M. Johnson, M. Mitra, S. Molesworth-Kenyon,
E. Duckett, P. Heard, K. Spitze
The biological sciences encompass a wide range of disciplines that propel discovery in area life, processes of life, evolution, and interactions among living things in the environment. Biology has a rich history and an exciting future as it impacts ecology and the environment, medicine, biotechnology, and many other aspects of modern life. The faculty of the Biology Department at West Georgia are nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research. We prepare students for pursuing advanced degrees, teaching high school, and gaining entry-level positions in a wide variety of science related careers. The Biology curriculum emphasizes classroom instruction, experimental learning, and faculty directed student research. New Graduates will typically begin work in education, government, biotechnology industry, medical and technical sales, consulting or enroll in clinical programs, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary sciences, and pharmacy, allied health programs such as, occupational and physical therapy, nursing, and physician assistant, or masters and doctoral programs in the life sciences.
Learning Outcomes and Expected Results
- Students will use concepts, principles, and knowledge to demonstrate mastery in at least three of the following four subject areas: 1. cell biology; 2. molecular biology and genetics; 3. organismal biology; 4. population biology, evolution, and ecology.
- Students will use critical thinking skills or problem based learning skills to demonstrate mastery of the scientific method as it pertains to experimental design, data analysis, or interpretation of experimental data.
- Students will communicate scientific information through the acquisition, organization, or presentation of scientific information in written form.
- Students will communicate scientific information through the acquisition, organization, or presentation of scientific information in oral form.