Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes for Majors in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies

Students who successfully complete a major in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of environmental issues. (ENV 110)
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the qualitative and quantitative research methods to gain empirical evidence bearing on evaluation of environmentally sustainable alternatives. (ES 210)
  • Demonstrate depth of critical analysis and writing of environmental problems that span popular, ‘gray’ and primary publications. (FSENV 201)
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, interpret and apply published research and lessons from successful projects to a focused environmental solution with potential regional stakeholders. (ES 58x)
  • Design, conduct and present (orally and in writing) independent research that is consistent with the highest standards and practices of research in environmental science. (ES 6xx)
  • Be well-prepared for meaningful careers and post-graduate education in fields related to environmental science and beyond.

Specific Student Learning Outcomes for Majors in Environmental Science

Students who successfully complete a major in Environmental Science are expected to be able to:

  • Articulate the interdisciplinary context of environmental issues.
  • Identify and justify key stakeholders in humanities and social sciences that need to be a part of sustainable solutions.
  • Formulate an action plan for sustainable alternatives that integrate science, humanist, and social perspectives.

Specific Student Learning Outcomes for Majors in Environmental Studies

Students who successfully complete a major in Environmental Studies are expected to be able to:

  • Articulate the interdisciplinary context of environmental issues.
  •  Identify and justify key stakeholders in the natural sciences that need to be a part of sustainable solutions.
  • Formulate an action plan for sustainable alternatives that integrates science, humanist, and social perspectives.