Program Learning Outcomes


These Learning Outcomes were developed in consultation with the Entomology and Nematology faculty. The alignment document shows how required elements of the curriculum provide opportunities for students to engage with the program's goals for learning.

  1. Attain a solid foundation in insect biology, including general entomology, basic systematics, morphology, physiology, and biodiversity. 
  2. Understand evolution and biodiversity generation through macro- and micro-evolutionary processes, including how these processes have formed and diversified insects. 
  3. Develop the ability to read and interpret scientific papers in entomology, and critically assess content.
  4. Attain skills in written and verbal scientific communication. 
  5. Develop the ability to design and perform a scientific study on insects, and to analyze results. 
  6. Develop an understanding of the distributions and abundances of organisms including insects, and their interactions with each other and the environment.  
  7. Learn modern techniques in insect science such as molecular biology, bioinformatics, and/or imaging. 
  8. Gain appreciation of insects in society and human affairs, and as model systems in insect biology.

updated: 2020 (March)