Geological Sciences, MS
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The following goals and outcomes have been established for students pursuing the MS degree in Geological Sciences
Advanced Knowledge of Earth Science skills, concepts and processes
- Compile, analyze, assess, and interpret research relevant to graduate-level research in Earth sciences.
- Create and implement an experimental design to solve a research problem in the Earth sciences and interpret data collected through these experiments.
Conduct original scientific research
- Design a research plan to solve fundamental scientific problems in the Earth sciences and formulate this plan in clearly expressed written research proposal.
- Prepare written and oral presentations that clearly express the results of their research plan, including a clear statement of hypothesis and research methods, summary and interpretation of data, and critical evaluation of the hypothesis.