Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry

Program Learning Outcomes Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry
  • Attain a basic knowledge of the principles and practices of plant growth, development, production and utilization.
  • Attain an understanding of landscape management processes involving plants and people in urban and natural settings.
  • Attain a basic understanding of the interrelationships among the various components of the managed landscape ecosystem, including plants, people, animals, soil, water, air, and microorganisms.
  • Apply the fundamental principles to their area of emphasis (flo

Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Program Learning Outcomes Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
  • Illustrate the use of the scientific method to solve problems in wildlife and fish research and make informed conservation decisions.
  • Evaluate and apply ecological and quantitative concepts in wildlife and fish ecology and conservation.
  • Create and evaluate written, oral, and multimedia materials to communicate the discipline to other scientists, interested stakeholders, and the public.

updated: 2018 

Viticulture and Enology

Program Learning Outcomes Viticulture and Enology
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in the basic sciences (biology, chemistry, computer sciences, mathematics, physics, statistics)
  • Demonstrate core breadth knowledge in the specific sciences of viticulture and enology
  • Demonstrate specialized depth knowledge in plant sciences, microbiology and food science, economics and business, foreign language fluency, production practices
  • Generate, collect, analyze and interpret data
  • Apply principles of scientific inquiry to resolve problematic situations

Textiles and Clothing

Program Learning Outcomes Textiles and Clothing*
  • Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts in, the physical and social sciences while employing textiles and clothing as a meaningful context; 
  • Foster connections between the physical and social sciences using textiles and clothing as a meaningful context. 
  • Integrate knowledge among micro (e.g., fiber properties), meso (e.g., consumer behavior and interaction), and macro (e.g., cultural, environmental, and global economic) levels of analysis; 
  • Think critically and creatively about issues of soci

Sustainable Environmental Design

Program Learning Outcomes Sustainable Environmental Design Critical and holistic thinking
  • Identify and engage with a range of sustainability issues
  • Identify stakeholders and their perspectives
  • Understand contexts at different scales and evolving over time
  • Understand and articulate interrelationships between different professions & stakeholders
Ability to develop constructive solutions
  • Understand design, planning, policy, and organizing strategies for problem-solving
  • Identify alternative courses of action for a given co

Nutrition Science

Program Learning Outcomes Nutrition Science
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills to analyze data and interpret results in the nutritional sciences. 
  • Determine nutritional status of individuals in various life-cycle stages and/or with nutrition-related chronic diseases by applying knowledge of metabolism and nutrient functions, food sources and physiologic systems. 
  • Search for, critique and effectively communicate nutrition information. 
  • Describe social, multiethnic or environmental dimensions within nutrition and the life sciences.


Marine and Coastal Sciences

Program Learning Outcomes Marine and Coastal Sciences
  • Understand and integrate fundamental principles, including: development and evolution of modern ocean/earth systems; distribution, diversity and abundance of marine life, and special adaptations to ocean environments; impact of ocean circulation on climate, atmosphere and biosphere; biogeochemical cycles, ocean productivity; processes at terrestrial-marine interface and in the coastal zone; and anthropogenic impacts and management of ocean resources
  • Utilize the scientific method to answer questions and investigate the na

Managerial Economics

Program Learning Outcomes Managerial Economics

Understanding of principles: 

  • Students will be skilled in critical thinking and decision-making, supported by economic principles and best practices in business. 

Strong quantitative skills: 

  • Students will have the ability to use data to inform economic and business decision making. 
  • Students will be able to put together quantitative reports as well as to evaluate reports put together by others. 

Effective communication: 

Landscape Architecture

Program Learning Outcomes Landscape Architecture Communication and design representation
  • Communicate about landscapes through written, oral, and graphic means 
  • Employ 2D and 3D landscape visualization both by hand and digitally 
  • Apply professional conventions in the production of construction documents 
  • Landscape Architecture history/theory
Identify major values and theories that drive landscape design 
  • Situate landscape architecture in the context of western and non-western traditions 
  • Apply theory and research methods to