Laboratory Sciences

Required Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including:

  • an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling; and
  • application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
  • emphasize the formulation and testing of hypotheses and the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.
  • include a minimum of 10 laboratory meetings, exercises, field studies, or practica.
  • Note: (1) Lab courses of less than 4 credits are acceptable if paired with a pre- or co-requisite lecture course. The paired lab/lecture sequence needs to be at least 4 credits in order for students to receive the Laboratory Science credit.

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