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Department of Life Sciences

NYIT
Theobald Science Center
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
516.686.3883
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The Life Sciences Department offers degrees at our campuses in New York City and Long Island, NY.


Program Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

The Department of Life Sciences is committed in the education of its undergraduate students in current concepts and methodologies in biology and chemistry, both in the classroom as well as in the laboratory. Our goal is to prepare our students to possess the knowledge and hands on experience required for advanced work in life sciences and for professional careers in healthcare.

Student Learning Outcomes - Life Sciences B.S. program

Biology

Upon completing the Biology option, graduates will be able to:

  • Design and/or conduct investigations to test hypotheses by applying the scientific method
  • Critically review and communicate scientific data in a quantitative and qualitative manner via oral and written formats
  • Prepare, identify and analyze biological specimens by anatomical and dissection analyses, histology, microscopy, biochemical and molecular techniques
  • Analyze cell structure and function, molecular and biochemical processes and interactions
  • Analyze structure-function relationships and distribution of organisms by applying the theory and principles of evolution
  • Analyze and explain the flow of genetic information, basic principles on inheritance, recombination and genetic regulation
  • Evaluate both anatomical and physiological factors and their contribution to overall health and pathology

Chemistry

Upon completing the Chemistry option, graduates will be able to:

  • Design and/or conduct investigations to test hypotheses by applying the scientific method.
  • Critically review and communicate scientific data in a quantitative and qualitative manner via oral and written formats.
  • Synthesize, isolate, separate, identify, quantify and characterize molecules.
  • Apply the principles and techniques of analytical, inorganic, organic, biochemistry, and physical chemistry.
  • Interpret data by applying principles of instrumental and statistical analysis. 
  • Apply molecular modeling to stereochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics and spectroscopy.