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: Advancing knowledge and improving the fundamental understanding of animal reproductive biology

Student Learning Outcome 2: Advancing the science of nutritional metabolism of animals

Student Learning Outcome 3: Developing new processes and technologies for profitable and environmentally-friendly dairy cattle production and management

Student Learning Outcome 4: Discovering and disseminating principles of animal behavior through the study of both range livestock and companion animals

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: Acquiring a fundamental understanding in range ecology, physiology of range plants, range nutrition, range improvements, watershed management, restoration ecology, applied animal behavior, and riparian ecology and management

Student Learning Outcome 2: Integrating and applying this knowledge to benefit domestic and international settings