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Earth Science Assessment

Learning Outcomes & Assessment    Improvement Activities

M.S. Earth Sciences

Learning Outcome How Assessed When
1. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles, concepts and knowledge of Earth Science and the Art of Science. Exam questions (Advanced courses), Exit Survey, Alumni Survey Art of Science course required to all graduate students. Exit survey graduation year. Alumni survey sent to each alumnus two years after graduation.
2. Be able to use cartographic tools and construct and interpret complex maps. Exam questions in courses When capstone courses are taught
3.  Be able to apply quantitative methods to solve complex problems in Earth Science. Defense of thesis or professional paper Student's last semester
4. Have advanced knowledge of the effects of natural processes and human activity on the environment. Defense of thesis or professional paper Student's last semester
5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills relevant to Earth Science. Exit interview Student's last semester

Ph.D. Earth Sciences

Learning Outcome How Assessed When
1. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles, concepts and knowledge of Earth Science and the Art of Science. Exam questions (Advanced courses), Exit Survey, Alumni Survey Art of Science course required to all graduate students. Exit survey graduation year. Alumni survey sent to each alumnus two years after graduation.
2. Be able to use cartographic tools and construct and interpret very complex maps and 3-D views of earth structure. Exam questions in courses When capstone courses are taught
3.  Be able to apply quantitative methods to solve complex problems in Earth Science. Defense of dissertation Student's last semester
4. Have very advanced knowledge of the effects of natural processes and human activity on the environment. Defense of dissertation Student's last semester
5. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills relevant to Earth Science. Exit interview Student's last semester
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