Biological Sciences, Ph.D. Student Learning Outcomes

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major Biological Sciences
Degree Ph.D.
Date Revised March 2, 2021

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Fundamental understanding of the principles, major research findings and current unresolved problems in their area of emphasis.
  2. Effective scientific communication skills.
  3. Effective laboratory and field research skills.
  4. Proficiency in critical thinking.
  5. Appropriate use of the scientific method.
  6. Technical writing proficiency.
  7. Original scholarship and the ability to conduct independent research.

Methods of Assessment

  • Candidacey Examination (1,2,4-6)
  • Written Research Dissertation (1-7)
  • Committee meetings (1-7)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-7)

Last Updated

AAE updated August 2021

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