Program Learning Outcomes

METX M.S. and Ph.D. Program Learning Outcomes

M.S. Graduates will demonstrate:

1. Proficiency with the fundamental knowledge in either microbiology or environmental toxicology.

2. Ability to conduct independent research in either microbiology or environmental toxicology.

3. Ability to communicate scientific concepts and results in both written and oral forms.

4. Be equipped with interdisciplinary skills needed for success in microbiology and environmental toxicology fields, where there is a great need for scientists who have broad, interdisciplinary training.

5. Knowledge and understanding of ethical standards in proposing and executing professional scientific research.

 

Ph.D. graduates will demonstrate:

1. Mastery of the fundamental knowledge in microbiology or environmental toxicology.

2. Ability to conduct independent research, and manage a research project in either microbiology or environmental toxicology.

3. Ability to communicate scientific concepts and results in both written and oral forms.

4. Be equipped with interdisciplinary skills needed for success in microbiology and environmental toxicology fields, where there is a great need for scientists who have broad, interdisciplinary training.

5. Knowledge and understanding of ethical standards in proposing and executing professional scientific research.

6. Ability to effectively teach science in a classroom environment.

7. Ability to perform in leadership roles among peers that engage fellow students and promote the success of the departmental graduate programs. Students report annually at their advising meeting (with the Grad Advisor) how they met this requirement.