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Learning Goals for Graduate Students

  1. Through coursework and research, be familiar with and understand scholarly literature in the area of study.
  2. Be able to formulate testable hypotheses and justify research objectives.
  3. Conduct laboratory and/or field research by working effectively with appropriate instrumentation, equipment, technologies and experimental systems.
  4. Interpret research results via appropriate acquisition and analysis of data, and integrate them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
  5. Conduct scholarship, in teams or independently, in ways that demonstrate ethical practice and professionalism.
  6. Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally and in writing through scholarly presentations.
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