BIO 495 : Senior Evaluation
This course provides graduating seniors the opportunity to assess their knowledge of biology, and to assess the effectiveness of the biology program. Instead of regular class meetings, students will take a comprehensive exam, which will assess five major areas: cell biology, molecular biology & genetics, organismal biology, ecology & evolution, and analytical reasoning. The senior assessment also allows students to provide feedback concerning their individual learning experiences. Senior Evaluation must be taken before spring break of a student's graduating year. The course is graded pass/fail - satisfactory completion of the exam, regardless of score, is required for a passing grade.