Environmental Science Program Outcomes
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