Neuroscience Student Learning Outcomes
When they successfully complete the Neuroscience program at WSU, students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of, and recognize the relationships between, the structure and function of molecules and tissues involved in neurobiological systems at all levels: molecular, cellular, and organismal.
- Recognize the impact that science has on culture, and vice versa.
- Perform basic laboratory techniques used in neuroscience research and understand and apply principles of laboratory safety.
- Locate and retrieve scientific information and read, understand, and critically evaluate primary literature.
- Prepare oral and written reports in a standard scientific format.
- Apply the scientific process, including designing, conducting, and evaluating experiments and testing of hypotheses.
- Use mathematics and statistics to evaluate scientific evidence and interpret graphs and tables.
- Recognize that all areas of science are integrated and interconnected.
- Appreciate scientific knowledge as something that is not static, but constantly expanding through the ongoing work of researchers.
- Value ethical conduct in science.
- Recognize that the best decision-making and policies are based on evidence.