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Washington State University Graduate School

Horticulture, Ph.D.

Student Learning Outcomes

 

All graduates will be able to:

    1.  To prepare students to enter the many and varied professions of horticulture and/or its related fields, the program provides students with:
        1.  Advanced knowledge and skills necessary to function as a creative and professional practitioner, communicator, educator, or investigator in the field of horticulture.
        2.  Intellectual means of identifying and assessing the interactions among the many issues associated with horticulture and society at large.
        3.  Skills and intellectual means of contributing new knowledge to the profession of horticulture.
    2.  To prepare students to be successful researchers in horticultural science and/or related fields, the program provides students with:
        1.  Ability to design, conduct, analyze, and communicate a research plan and results.
        2.  Critical thinking skills and ability to question or re-evaluate current thinking and standards related to horticultural science.
        3.  Skills to identify, locate, and apply knowledge discovered from horticultural science and related fields of study.
        4.  Opportunities to develop and communicate scientific hypotheses and problem solving.

 

 

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