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Department Degree Program Name Learning Outcomes Testimonials


Arid Land Studies (MS)

  • Communication Skills: Student communicate effectively in writing and orally, if necessary in all the languages relevant to their program.
  • Integrating and Apllying Principles: Students will be able to explain how the three areas studies and the courses taken, share commonalities and complementary qualities that lead to a more comprehensive understanding.
  • International Understanding: Students increase their understanding of the international context of the field and their readiness for participating in an international job market.


Biotechnology (MS)

  • Application: Students will be able to demonstrate their technical and transferable skills by conducting sound research and applying those skill sets in their research project. They will be able to: 1.Examine the scientific hypothesis.
    Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to design and execute the research project.
    3. Apply both theoretical and practical knowledge and technical skills to carry out the experiments.
    4. Compute data and derive information.
  • Knowledge: Students will acquire knowledge and concepts in the areas of biotechnology and understand its application to the society. They will be able to -
    1. Describe what biotechnology is all about.
    2. Recognize and appreciate the contribution of biotechnology to the society.
    3. Outline the scientific disciplines that contributed to the biotechnology revolution.
    4. Write scientific report, record and present data, and cite relevant literature.
    5. List the phenomenal discoveries in biotechnology
  • Synthesis: Students will be able to demonstrate ability to integrate and present scientific concepts with experimental science and communicate this professionally. Explicit learning outcomes are:-
    1. Integrate knowledge and skills to solve complex scientific problems.
    2. Purpose the scientific hypothesis.
    3. Design scientific experiments to generate meaningful data.
    4. Compile data, generate a report and present it successfully.
    5. Summarize the results and present it to general audience.
    6. Integrate transferable and technical skills for successful job placement.




Heritage and Museum Sciences (MA)

  • Essential Knowledge: Demonstrate, in written and oral formats, knowledge of the theory and practice of all elements of Museum Science or Heritage Management.
  • Essential Skills: Apply museum science or heritage management theory and practice in a working professional museum or heritage setting within the field.
  • Professional Preparedness: Graduates enter the professional museum or heritage field field prepared to apply their knowledge, skills, and professional experience.


Interdisciplinary Studies (MS)

  • Application of Assimilated Skills: Upon completion of the program students will utilize skills related to their three chosen disciplines.
  • Research and Application: Students completing research as their final comprehensive component (either Thesis or Masters Report option) should be able to conduct sound research using discipline-appropriate methodologies.
  • Synthesis of Knowledge: In their last semester of study, all graduating students must demonstrate their ability to integrate fundamental concepts learned from the three or more chosen disciplines of study. Students will provide a comprehensive understanding of their disciplines and course commonality.


Wind Science and Engineering

  • Broaden Program's Impacts: Support the effort by students and faculty to disseminate and exchange knowledge; increase partnership with industry and other academic institutions; place graduates at respected organizations.
  • Enhance Student Academic Success: Ensure the quality of research, publication, internship, and service.
  • Improve student recruitment, retention, and diversity.


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