Goal 1 : Be able to critically understand and analyze environmental issues from a scientific viewpoint by applying concepts and facts from various disciplines (interdisciplinary knowledge).

  • SLO 1 : Demonstrate knowledge of the laws of nature in biology, chemistry, math, and physical sciences
  • SLO 2 : Articulate understanding of how biology, chemistry, math, and physical sciences informs environmental debates
  • SLO 3 : Demonstrate knowledge of major contemporary global environmental issues
  • SLO 4 : Demonstrate knowledge of how humans use and affect resources at multiple scales

Goal 2 : Investigate environmental issues utilizing appropriate tools and techniques in the field or laboratory, and be able to interpret the empirical data obtained using these tools and techniques.

  • SLO 5 : Demonstrate proficiency in field and lab skills
  • SLO 6 : Demonstrate competency in geographic information systems
  • SLO 7 : Show proficiency describing numerical dimensions of environmental issues
  • SLO 8 : Demonstrate competence in statistical approaches to data analyses

Goal 3 : Have the ability to effectively communicate scientific information through written, visual, and oral means.

  • SLO 9 : Demonstrate ability to write in a clear, concise, and technically accurate manner
  • SLO 10 : Demonstrate ability to write using the conventions of scientific writing
  • SLO 11 : Show proficiency in writing a literature review
  • SLO 12 : Show proficiency in preparing and delivering oral presentations

Goal 4 : Be prepared for entry into environmental science professions and/or for entry into graduate and professional school.

  • SLO 13 : Demonstrate ability to interact with colleagues in a professional manner