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Skills and abilities gained with this major

Courses are designed to assist with the development of critical thinking, problem solving, writing and oral communication skills. Laboratories focus on cellular and molecular techniques, biochemical and physiological techniques used to study human function and nutrition, investigations into structure and development, and statistical skills. Students acquire an understanding of the scientific method, gain an understanding of modern techniques through hands-on activities, acquire experience in properly conducting controlled experiments, and develop skills in the reading of scientific literature.