Learning Outcomes: Animal Sciences Concentration
Learning Outcomes for the Master of Science Major in Bioinformatics, Animal Sciences Concentration
- Graduate-level understanding of essential concepts and approaches in the area of bioinformatics with application to animal sciences. The essential bioinformatics concepts will enable the graduate to secure a mid-management position in industry or federal agencies or pursue Ph.D. studies and to advance throughout the professional ranks.
- Capacity to execute supervised thesis research including: a) understanding of the scientific method, research objectives, materials and methods, advanced data analysis, and appreciation of the findings; and b) leadership on the implementation of essential research activities.
- Ability to effectively communicate essential bioinformatics and animal sciences knowledge and thesis research findings in oral and written formats.
- Aptitude to advocate for interdisciplinary research and education efforts to advance food security, food safety, animals and human health and wellbeing or environmental stewardship.