Geological and Environmental Sciences

M.S. in Geosciences

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By the end of the Graduate Program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of historic and current literature and methods within their chosen field of study (e.g., petrology, ecology, geochemistry, sedimentology, etc.) including foundational material as well as current directions within the larger field. Students should be able to articulate how their contributions fit within a larger framework of scientific knowledge and investigation.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to be independent, creative, analytical and critical thinkers within the scope of the discipline, including a basic understanding of research or project design, methods, and data analyses pertinent to their research area.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to contribute to the scholarship and practices of their disciplines.
  4. Analyze and communicate orally and in writing data, methods and interpretations.