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Objectives and Outcomes

Within a few years of obtaining a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the A&M-Texarkana, the recent graduate will:

Demonstrate professional biology competence, broadly defined.

Demonstrate professional biology competence, via promotions and/or advancement to positions of increasing responsibility; via satisfactory progress towards completion of an advanced degree; or via a successful transition into a specialization such as medicine, business, government, education, etc.

Apply biological knowledge and science to solve technical problems.

Develop and implement innovative and effective solutions to difficult problems. Show proficiency in the application of biology in the presence of practical constraints, unknowns or complicating factors to solve real-world technical problems while demonstrating excellence in ethical standards.

Interact well with a broad range of people.

Grow continuously in the range of people with whom he/she interacts professionally, demonstrating the ability to relate well to superiors, subordinates, and peers, inside or outside the organization, perhaps involving difficult circumstances. Provide input that enables others to do their jobs better. Reach team leadership positions. Communicate ideas, findings, and knowledge through the composition of papers and/or internal reports, authorship of standards and guidelines, publication of scholarly articles, and application for patents. Deliver effective presentations to group leaders, internal and external scientific visitors, at conferences, or while training coworkers and associates.

Student Outcomes

By the completion of their undergraduate studies, students are expected to demonstrate:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of the biological sciences,

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments to test a hypothesis, as well as to analyze and interpret data,

(c) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for biology practice,

(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams,

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve biology problems,

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,

(g) an ability to communicate effectively,

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of biology in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context,

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning,

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues related to the biological sciences.

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