We strive to offer our students
an educational experience that encompasses the theoretical, quantitative, and applied aspects of the biological sciences. We provide students with intensive practical laboratory and field experiences and advanced elective options that prepare them to successfully enter the workforce or pursue advanced degrees. Biology at Temple University is broadly based, with faculty interested in biological problems at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels.
After completing this program, students should:
- have a thorough understanding of the principal levels of organization of living organisms.
- Molecular Structure
- Cellular Structure
- Tissue Organization
- Organ integration
- Organism interaction
- Ecosystems and Sustainability
- have an understanding of the biochemical and biophysical principles that underlie living organisms.
- Physical Interactions
- Chemical Bonds
- Molecular Interaction
- Emergent Properties of Supramolecular Organization
- understand the principles that govern interaction between and within cells, tissues and organisms.
- Neural systems
- Immune system
- Signaling systems
- understand the major principals of the discipline, i.e, proliferation, generation of diversity, evolution by natural selection.
- be able to critically evaluate experimental data.
- develop familiarity with laboratory procedures.
- knowing how to use a microscope, spectrophotometer, pH meter etc.
- making stock solutions
- running gels
- computer models
- making measurements
- constructing informative graphs
- be able to communicate using oral, written, or electronic media, and understand attribution and acknowledgement of sources.