Secondary Teacher Education in Life Sciences
Demonstrate a working knowledge of vertebrate and invertebrate natural history, systematics, comparative
anatomy, and their applications to biological origins.
Effectively conduct selected field research techniques in plant and animal ecology.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the interrelationship among species, population dynamics, and the study
of human impacts on ecosystems as it relates to stewardship ecology.
Cellular & Molecular Biology
Explain in detail the mechanisms involved in the replication and regulation of expression of genetic information
for prokaryotes, eukaryotes, and viruses.
Describe the theoretical basis underlying and perform basic laboratory procedures used in molecular biology,
biochemistry, microbiology, and biotechnology.
Compare and contrast the initial pathways of development found in organisms from invertebrates to mammals.
Describe the underlying thermodynamic principles that govern biochemical pathways. Describe how biochemical
pathways are regulated and integrated to maintain homeostasis.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the functions of each organ system and their interrelationships in the whole
organism to maintain physiological homeostasis.
Business Administration Core
Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of accounting.
Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of economics.
Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the management field.
Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of selected information system applications.
Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of finance.
Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of international commerce.
Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of marketing.
Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the quantitative analysis techniques applied within common business
Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of business law, including partnerships, contracts, and personnel.
Demonstrate the ability to interpret business-related qualitative and quantitative analyses, and to explain them to
others in both written and oral form.
Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in teams.
For given business ethics situations, identify applicable biblical imperatives.
Given necessary financial data for a business situation, demonstrate an in-depth working knowledge of the
accounting cycle, including development of accurate financial reports in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP).
Describe auditing standards, reports, and procedures necessary for performing an audit.
Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of taxation principles.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of cost accounting principles within a business situation.
Christian Ministries Administration
Demonstrate a working knowledge of key principles governing financial management in not-for-profit ministry
Articulate a biblical philosophy of church structure.
Articulate a practical understanding for Christian ministry administration.
Demonstrate a basic working knowledge of the laws that affect personnel issues in ministry.