Animal Science

Undergraduate

Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the Key Components of Animal Production.  As part of the Animal Science curriculum, students are required to focus part of their attention on the production systems of two different species, which include all of our traditional commodities and companion animals. While the production of each species require different methods, this outcome will address understanding of production methods in general terms because each student completes a different series of production classes. 

Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the key components of Animal Reproduction.  Reproduction is a basic part of Animal Science.  Production of traditional animal species requires knowledge, background and understanding in the both the academic and applied functions of the reproduction process.  

Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the key components of Animal Nutrition.  Nutrition is a basic part of Animal Science.  The Nutrition of traditional animal species is well understood requires knowledge, background and understanding in the both the chemistry and biochemistry as well as the practicality of formulation animal diets.  

Student Learning Outcome 4: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the key components of Animal Genetics and Breeding.  Genetics is a basic part of Animal Science.  Understanding the basics of genetics and the consequences of breeding are an important part of the overall production of traditional animal species and requires knowledge, background and understanding in the both the molecular and applied functions of the genetics and breeding.

Student Learning Outcome 5: Students will be able to recall, integrate and apply essential core information about the ethical and behavioral components of Animal production.  In recent years the world view of animals has changed dramatically.  Understanding the behavior of traditional animal species and the ethical implications of production methods of these species is critical as students move into industry.

 

Graduate

Student Learning Outcome 1: Conduct Research or produce some other form of creative work

Student Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate mastery of subject material 

Student Learning Outcome 3: Be able to conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner 

Student Learning Outcome 4: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, both orally and in writing in a variety of situations

Student Learning Outcome 5: Apply Animal Science framework to domestic and international settings 

Rangeland Science

Undergraduate

Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate understanding of ecological processes responsible for ecosystem function in arid/semi-arid environments.

Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the hydrologic cycle and describe the factors that influence hydrology in arid/semi-arid environments.

Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will be able to design a sustainable grazing management plan, a wildlife habitat restoration plan, or address a specific related issue using a systems approach. 

Student Learning Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate knowledge of appropriate use and competency using common rangeland analysis methods.

Student Learning Outcome 5: Students will be able to identify a subset of up to 100 rangeland plants, correctly spell both common and scientific names, and describe plant species auto-ecological characteristics.  

 

Graduate

Student Learning Outcome 1: Conduct Research or produce some other form of creative work

Student Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate mastery of subject material

Student Learning Outcome 3: Be able to conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner

Student Learning Outcome 4: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, both orally and in writing in a variety of situations

Student Learning Outcome 5: Apply Rangeland Ecology & Management framework to domestic and international settings