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Washington State University Graduate School

Professional Science Master’s Program in Molecular Biosciences

Student Learning Outcomes


All graduates will be able to:

  1. Application of Science Learning. Students will demonstrate a deep knowledge of molecular biosciences principles as assessed by mastery of content in their graduate science course work. In addition, students will apply molecular bioscience knowledge in their internship work.
  2. Critical Thinking. Students will demonstrate the general intellectual skills of critical thinking with respect to professional and scientific issues.
  3. Independent Learning. Students will demonstrate an ability to learn and function independently, understand scientific, societal, and technical issues they encounter, and address them appropriately and professionally in the workplace.
  4. Teamwork. Students will be able to work in teams comprised of scientists, business administrators, and project managers during their internship experiences. Additionally, students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with their mentors and supervisors.
  5. Biosciences Design. Students will be able to creatively apply design principles and methods to the solution of problems, recognizing the potential applications of business principles to molecular biosciences and biosciences principles to business and marketing.
  6. Experimentation. Students will be able to apply experimental methods and creativity to scientific investigation about bioscience, health, and medical issues in the business sector.
  7. Professional Ethics. Students will be able to apply ethical principles to professional decision making.
  8. Communication. Students will be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form in the interdisciplinary worlds of scientists and non-scientists.
  9. Career Awareness. Students will be aware of diverse career options in which they will use their interdisciplinary training.

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