Student Learning Outcomes
All graduates will be able to:
- To prepare students for professional careers:
- Attain knowledge and expertise in core disciplinary areas.
- Think critically and develop creative solutions to scientific problems.
- Effectively communicate the results of their research.
- Become visible members of the scientific community taking organizational and service roles.
- To enable students to become effective researchers and teachers:
- Recognize important scientific problems and contribute to solving them.
- Master the field, laboratory, data analysis and theoretical skills necessary to perform the research.
- Write research grant proposals or otherwise obtain research funding (expectation is higher for PhD students).
- Become effective teachers in field, laboratory and lecture-room settings.
- To provide scientific leadership and expertise at the local, state and national levels:
- Attract and retain world-class faculty in appropriate disciplinary areas.
- Assist students to engage in outreach activities.
- Prepare students to successfully compete for jobs in industry, academia, and government.