Graduate Program Learning Outcomes

Graduate students will:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and observational skills necessary to define problems, design study plans and critically evaluate data.
  2. Successfully apply quantitative tools to fish, wildlife, and the ecosystems they inhabit.
  3. Develop effective written and oral communication skills through diverse experiential learning opportunities.
  4. Critically evaluate the importance of fact-based information by participating in the peer review process and incorporating research into management decisions.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the human overshoot of planetary carrying capacity regarding changing environmental conditions and social justice.
  6. Apply ethical principles in their work with people, animals and the environment.