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Food Science Institute

Student Learning Outcomes

The College of Agriculture has developed specific outcomes to evaluate students on specific skills developed during their education at Kansas State University.

Food Science and Industry Undergraduate Program

Food Science and Industry Graduates will have demonstrated:

  1. Knowledge
    Students will demonstrate a depth of knowledge and apply methods of inquiry in the following Food Science core competency areas:
    a. Food chemistry and analysis
    b. Food Safety and microbiology
    c. Food processing and engineering
    d. Applied Food Science

  2. Critical Thinking
    Students will demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills, such as the ability to access and interpret information, respond and adapt to changing situations, make complex decisions, solve problems, and evaluate actions within the Food Science discipline.

  3. Communication
    Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with audiences of varying food science knowledge and background.

  4. Diversity
    Students will demonstrate awareness and understanding of the skills necessary to live and work in a diverse world.

  5. Academic and Professional Integrity
    Students will demonstrate awareness, understanding, and commitment to the highest standards of academic and professional integrity and ethical values.



Food Science Graduate Program

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes - Ph D. and M. S. in Food Science - 2008

  • Students will demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding in an area of emphasis offered by the Food Science Graduate Program
  • Students will collect, analyze, and interpret data as it relates to the scholarship of the students' areas of emphasis
  • Students will demonstrate competency in scholarly writing and oral communication by writing a doctoral dissertation, M.S. thesis or M.S. report and presenting it to a committee of professors in their field, or, if in a non - thesis/report option, by presenting an original scientific seminar and passing an oral exam.