Graduate Program Learning Outcomes - PhD

Graduate student Harper Hall checking a yeast culture. Photo credit: Lynn Ketchum © 2011 Oregon State University Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Learning Outcomes
Food Science and Technology

Through successful participation in and completion of a Doctoral degree in Food Science and Technology, you will gain an advanced understanding of food science and its interaction with related disciplines, and conduct original research that advances the field of food science. You will be trained through disciplinary coursework and research experience to provide solid science expertise and will have the breadth of knowledge and critical thinking skills to be able to communicate with professionals from the broad range of specialties involved in food systems research and applications.

Student Learning Outcome 1: Conduct research in a relevant area of Food Science and Technology in an ethical manner.

Student Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate mastery of subject material based though a defense of the thesis and preparation of one or more manuscripts for peer review in a scientific journal(s).

Student Learning Outcome 3: Effectively communicate in field of study as evidenced by public presentations.