College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies will be able to:

Understand fundamental physical and biological principles that govern natural processes. (4,6)

Understand fundamental concepts from the social sciences and the humanities underlying environmental thought and governance. (3,4)

Integrate and apply perspectives from across the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities in the context of complex environmental problems. (2,3,5) 

Communicate integrated perspectives on complex environmental problems in the form of written and oral argument to both professional and lay audiences. (7,8,9)

Design and conduct independent research that contributes to environmental thought and/or problem solving. (4,6)

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science will be able to:

Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of one of the subdisciplines within environmental science (i.e. biology, chemistry, or geology) (1,4,6)

Collect and interpret scientific data in both field and laboratory settings (6)

Integrate information from across the scientific disciplines and apply these concepts to complex environmental problems (2)

Identify the complex relationships between scientific approaches to environmental issues and political, social, economic, and ethical perspectives on the environment (3,4,5)

Communicate scientific information to both professional and lay audiences (7,8,9)

Non-majors in Environmental Studies will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of current environmental challenges.

Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.

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