Learning Goals

The goals of the MBB undergraduate major is to prepare students for graduate studies in biomedical research; entry into professional schools in medicine or other health professions; or employment in industries (e.g., biotechnology, pharmaceuticals) in which scientific skills and reasoning are in demand. The same learning goals are also used for non-major students taking MBB courses.

  1. Students should demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge that is needed to begin biomedical research and that is required for post-graduate exams and studies.
  2. Students should demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate information about specific biological systems or problems.
  3. Students should demonstrate the ability to design experiments and critically analyze data.
  4. Students demonstrate the ability to communicate their research and findings orally through seminar and poster presentations and through written research papers.