LRES Program Learning Outcomes
Expected competencies for LRES majors include a diverse set of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and abilities to include:
- An understanding of core theoretical principles and applications in evolutionary, ecological and physical environmental sciences.
- Ability to access, read, and critically assess the quality and source of environmental information.
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of data analysis in environmental sciences, including statistical analysis, model building, and graphical presentation of data.
- The ability to effectively write and present scientific material.
- An understanding of the ethical implications of conducting and applying environmental science.
For Graduate Students:
Degree Objectives: LRES degrees provide students with a strong background of basic science courses coupled with tools needed to apply this knowledge to land resource management questions.
Expected Competencies for LRES majors include a diverse set of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and abilities to include:
- Demonstrate oral and written communication and presentation skills.
- Demonstrate problem solving skills, including critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, analytical synthesis, and decision making; information gathering skills including finding appropriate information sources (e.g., soil maps, vegetation surveys, research articles, etc.).
- Demonstrating the ability to read and summarize research papers;
- Demonstrate data management and quantitative skills such as working with spreadsheets, calculating basic statistics, organizing data layers, and applying data to equations.