This baccalaureate offers the academic foundations to pursue graduate or professional studies in health-related areas. The Program’s curriculum incorporates a biosocial approach, which encourages the student to work in professions related to human services.
The bachelors degree in Biology – Human Approach (BHUM) aims to offer a professional education using biology as the axis that allows the acquisition of skills, knowledge, and positive attitudes to serve society and to develop a study program that prepares biologists with the necessary skills to carry out perform technological work and with the social awareness for the good of our society.
Biology Human Approach – The Biology-Human Approach bachellor’s degree provides a biosocial approach to the curriculum as well as facilitating the completion of admission requirements of health-related graduate programs.
Educational Objectives for the Bachelor of Sciences: Major in Biology-Human Approach
After completing the program, the graduate should be able to:
1. Work as a scientist in diverse biomedical field areas such as research, government, or health-related industries.
2. Pursue advanced post-graduate and professional degrees.
3. Apply biomedical knowledge to solve public health issues in Puerto Rico and elsewhere.
4. Manifest a deep sense of respect and understanding of culturally diverse people and the environment.
Educational Goals for the Bachelor of Sciences: Major in Biology-Human Approach
Student Outcomes BHUM
A. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science topics to areas relevant to Biological Sciences and Human Biology.
B. An ability to formulate processes and procedures to meet desired needs.
C. Dexterity to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze, and interpret data and use scientific judgment to conclude.
D. Skills to communicate effectively in diverse contexts (written, oral, electronic)
E. Ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
F. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
Profile of the graduate of the Bachelor Sciences: Major in Biology-Human Approach
The graduate must be able to:
1. Apply biological knowledge to help solve our society’s problems.
2. Use the scientific method to investigate or assess question in areas relevant to biomedical sciences, health and related fields.
3. Integrating biological knowledge into the area of biosocial and human services.
4. Critical thinking and teamwork skills.
5. Skills of competent, oral, written, and electronic communication in Spanish and English.
6. A sense of respect, commitment to service and sensitivity to others and the environment.
7. Interpersonal skills to work with human diversity.