Learning Goals - Geology and Astronomy Program

With a Bachelor of Science, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge of fundamental geoscience content at a level comparable to a national sample of geosciences majors.
    1. effective oral presentation skills.
    2. effective writing skills.
    3. effective quantitative skills.
  2. technological skills through performance assessment.
  3. information literacy and critical thinking skills relevant to conducting research.
  4. abilities to collaborate and engage in mutually-beneficial relationships with peers and external stakeholders.

With a Master of Science, students will be able to demonstrate, via a paper and oral presentation on a research topic:

  1. geoscience knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and professional-quality skills.
  2. scholarly research skills.
  3. an ability to serve as a geosciences resource for their community.