Natural Resources (M.S.)
Master of Science. Major in Natural Resources.
Thesis and non-thesis options are offered with a major in natural resources. See the respective departmental sections for details.
- Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method and qualitative/ quantitative analysis methods.
- Critically synthesize existing knowledge in science and their natural resource discipline and describe how their research represents a step forward towards the generation of new knowledge.
- Critically apply theories, methodologies, and knowledge to address important questions in natural resources.
- Conduct research of significance in a natural resource discipline or as part of a disciplinary or an interdisciplinary or creative project.
- Plan and conduct this research or implement this project under the guidance of an advisor and/or committee while developing intellectual independence.
- Develop potential ability in disseminating oral communication to peers in disciplinary research areas.
- Develop potential ability in disseminating written communication to peers in disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary research areas.
- Develop potential ability in disseminating and presenting complex information to non-science groups.
- Develop potential expertise in a specialized research area in natural resources.
- Demonstrate self-defined pathway for career following defense.
- Develop potential ability for leadership in natural resource discipline.
- Interact productively with people from diverse backgrounds and team members with integrity and professionalism.
- Develop potential ability, through service, for the value of their discipline to the academy and community at large.
- Follow the principles of ethics in their field and in academia.