Productive and Ethical Contributors
Graduates of this program will demonstrate the necessary skills to become productive, ethical, and independent scientists. They will be prepared to further their educations through postdoctoral training, enter industry, and/or begin an academic career. This broad outcome is further elaborated in outcomes 2-5.
Critical Evaluation of Current Research
Program graduates will understand and critically evaluate current research in biochemistry. Coursework that builds upon the students' undergraduate education will provide the initial steps to achieve this outcome. Continued critical reading of current literature is essential for reaching this outcome.
Proficiency in Laboratory Techniques
Program graduates will demonstrate proficiency in laboratory techniques necessary to contribute to knowledge in biochemistry.
Effective Writing, Communication, and Presentation
Program graduates will learn to effectively write scientific manuscripts describing their research and to make oral presentations of their research at scientific meetings.
Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify new research opportunities, plan effective strategies for pursuing these opportunities, and conduct research that contributes in a meaningful way to current knowledge in biochemistry or related areas.