Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science

Program Goals

Learning Outcomes

Integrate existing knowledge and create new knowledge related to bioinformatics

Integrate, analyze, and interpret information from primary scientific literature

Apply integrated knowledge from multiple fields

Apply learning to practice within a professional work environment

Think algorithmically

Divide a problem into smaller, solvable problems and devise solutions

Understand the complexity of contemporary bioinformatics ethical issues

Apply accepted ethical reasoning to new ethical questions posed by new technology

Integrate natural and computational sciences

(1) Integrate biological and computational technologies
(2) Analyze existing data to create models

Program Goals

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate integrated knowledge from multiple fields

Apply learning to practice within a professional work environment

Think algorithmically

Divide a problem into smaller, solvable problems and devise solutions

Recognize the complexity of contemporary molecular biology and bioinformatics ethical issues

Analyze and apply accepted ethical reasoning to new ethical questions posed by new technology

Integrate natural and computational sciences

Demonstrate knowledge and application of biological and computational technologies

Demonstrate knowledge of major areas of modern molecular biosciences and biotechnology

Apply knowledge of key concepts in cell and molecular biology, genetics, and genomics

Program Goals

Learning Outcomes

Develop knowledge of core biological science areas

Demonstrate key concepts in the biology sciences (cell and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, anatomy, physiology and developmental biology)

Integrate and apply knowledge and laboratory skills in the biological sciences

(1) Use scientific knowledge and laboratory skills to describe biological experimentation
(2) Demonstrate research skills including hypothesis testing and experimental design

Integrate and apply scientific knowledge through written and oral communication skills

Demonstrate interpersonal and public speaking communication skills with both scientists and non-scientists

Develop scientific literacy necessary for informed judgment of policy with biological relevance

Summarize, explain, and discuss scientific research from primary literature sources in the biological sciences

Program Goals

Learning Outcomes

Examine modern molecular biosciences and biotechnology

Demonstrate key concepts in cell and molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and bioinformatics

Apply research skills, scientific knowledge and communication skills through professional practice experiences

(1) Demonstrate scientific knowledge of biotechnology and molecular biosciences and acquire novel skills through experiential education experiences
(2) Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills with culturally diverse scientists
(3) Examine new approaches in bioscience experimentation and acquire the knowledge of a working research laboratory

Integrate and apply general knowledge of molecular biosciences and biotechnology as well as specialized knowledge in a subfield

(1) Design and conduct experiments and other forms of laboratory wet and dry bench data analysis
(2) Design and conduct experiments in mammalian, plant or microbial biotechnology / molecular biosciences

Examine modern molecular biosciences and biotechnology

Demonstrate key concepts in cell and molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and bioinformatics

Program Goals

Learning Outcomes

Analyze a wide range of environmental problems confronting contemporary society utilizing an integrated interdisciplinary approach

1) Integrate science, technology, social science, and humanity viewpoints to address complex, contemporary issues in local, regional, and global context
2) Communicate effectively with both the scientific and lay communities through written, oral, and visual means.

Demonstrate foundational knowledge in environmental science and specialized knowledge in a subfield

1) Design and conduct experiments and other forms of research
2) Utilize effective team problem solving, project/time management, and interpersonal communication skills on multi-disciplinary teams
3) Communicate effectively with both the scientific and lay communities through written, oral, and visual means

Utilize modern, cutting edge technologies to define and address environmental problems

1) Integrate modern technologies; and produce information needed to formulate scientific solutions for environmental problems
2) Design and conduct experiments and other forms of research; gather, analyze and interpret data

Able to understand, frame, and address complex contemporary environmental issues taking into account the needs of various stakeholders

1) Demonstrate knowledge of global environmental perspectives through experiential learning
2) Function on multi-disciplinary teams by utilizing effective team problem solving, project/time management, and interpersonal communication skills

Apply research skills, knowledge of contemporary environmental science issues and training in professional practice utilizing effective team problem solving, project/time management, and interpersonal communication skills

1) Design and conduct experiments and other forms of research; gather, analyze and interpret data or employ modern technologies; and produce information needed to formulate scientific solutions for environmental problems
2) Function on multi-disciplinary teams by utilizing effective team problem solving, project/time management, and interpersonal communication skills

Program Goals

Learning Outcomes

Integrate existing knowledge and create new knowledge related to bioinformatics at a graduate level

Integrate, analyze, and interpret information from primary scientific literature

Critically apply integrated knowledge from multiple fields with writing at a level appropriate for the graduate level

Demonstrate effective academic writing

Think algorithmically on complex problems at a graduate level

Divide a problem into smaller, solvable problems and devise solutions

Understand the complexity of contemporary bioinformatics ethical issues at a graduate level

Apply accepted ethical reasoning to new ethical questions posed by new technology

Integrate natural and computational sciences at a graduate level

1) Integrate biological and computational technologies
2) Analyze existing data to create models

Program Goals

Learning Outcomes

Analyze a wide range of environmental problems confronting contemporary society utilizing an integrated interdisciplinary approach

1) Integrate science, technology, social science, and humanity viewpoints to address complex, contemporary issues in local, regional, and global context
2) Communicate effectively with both the scientific and lay communities through written, oral, and visual means.

Demonstrate advanced knowledge in environmental science and specialized knowledge in a subfield

1) Design and conduct experiments and other forms of research
2) Utilize effective team problem solving, project/time management, and interpersonal communication skills on multi-disciplinary teams
3) Communicate effectively with both the scientific and lay communities through written, oral, and visual means

Utilize modern, cutting edge technologies to define and address environmental problems.

1) Integrate modern technologies; and produce information needed to formulate scientific solutions for environmental problems
2) Design and conduct experiments and other forms of research; gather, analyze and interpret data

Provide opportunities for students to participate in significant independent research through the process of preparing a master’s thesis or project

1) Able to write and present a thesis or significant research project
2) Able to communicate effectively with both the scientific and lay communities through written, oral, and visual means

Provide students with the education and training needed for employment in the environmental industry

1) Communicate effectively with both the scientific and lay communities through written, oral, and visual means
2) Gain employment with companies and government agencies that require the services of environmental scientists