BIO 216. Experimental Design, Analysis, and Communication. 3 Hours.
Focus will be on experimental design, analysis, and communication of biological research studies. Students will generate hypotheses based on observations and previously published studies and carry out experiments that allow them to practice standard laboratory, greenhouse, or field techniques used in biology.
Prerequisite: BIO 213 with a minimum grade of D.
The Department of Biology offers a major in Biology that emphasizes the development of scientific skills and competencies necessary for understanding living systems and critical analysis of scientific claims. The six foundation courses introduce students to hypothesis testing, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation while investigating ecology, evolution, genetics, cell biology, and the chemical foundations of life. Throughout the major, students engage with current scientific literature and learn to communicate scientific information in written and oral formats.