Learning Outcomes: Animal Sciences, PhD
Learning Outcomes for the Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Sciences
The recipient of a Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Sciences will demonstrate:
- Graduate-level understanding of advanced concepts and approaches in the area of animal science specialization. The advance concepts will enable the graduate to secure a leadership position in industry or federal agencies or a professor position in academia and to advance throughout the professional ranks.
- Capacity to independently execute dissertation research including: a) ability to formulate hypothesis and research objectives, to use appropriate materials, methods and advanced data analysis approaches, and to evaluate the results; and b) leadership on the implementation of the scientific method and research activities, interpretation of findings, and identification of implications.
- Ability to effectively communicate advanced disciplinary knowledge and dissertation research findings in oral and written formats.
- Aptitude to lead interdisciplinary research and education efforts to improve food security, food safety, animal and human health and well being or environmental stewardship.