Learning Outcomes: Crop Sciences, PhD

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Crop Sciences


BA Track

  1. Students will be able to read, understand, knowledgeably discuss and summarize in writing the primary scientific literature of their particular disciplinary research area (bioinformatics and statistics, crop genetic improvement, crop production, plant protection, sustainable food systems, and water quality and environmental systems).
  2. Students will assume responsibility and ownership in research project development and execution. They will also learn to independently conceive and develop their research projects.
  3. Students will acquire professional scientific writing and communication skills.
  4. Students will develop the capacity to communicate and collaborate across interdisciplinary boundaries.
  5. Students will develop the interpersonal skills to be competitive for career opportunities in plant sciences and agriculture.

MS Track

  1. Students will be able to read, understand, knowledgeably discuss and summarize in writing the primary scientific literature of their particular disciplinary research area (bioinformatics and statistics, crop genetic improvement, crop production, plant protection, sustainable food systems, and water quality and environmental systems).
  2. Students will assume responsibility and ownership in research project development and execution. They will also learn to independently conceive and develop their research projects.
  3. Students will acquire professional scientific writing and communication skills.
  4. Students will develop the capacity to communicate and collaborate across interdisciplinary boundaries.
  5. Students will develop the interpersonal skills to be competitive for career opportunities in plant sciences and agriculture.