Environmental Studies

Student Learning OutcomesEVS Students doing field work

The EVS department courses and assignments that you encounter will have one or more of these educational objectives. We want you to approach each class and assignment with the purpose of further developing the outcomes listed here. If these outcomes are not being fostered in your course, please find an appropriate time and place to discuss your concerns with your instructor.

B.S. in Environmental Sciences

  • Students will understand the fundamental concepts of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science directly related to the study of the environment.
  • Students will have an understanding of laboratory and field techniques for the collection and analysis of data applied to environmental problems.
  • Students will develop oral and written presentation skills used in a professional setting.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to investigate, evaluate literature and research an advanced topic in environmental studies and critique ideas and opinions based on advanced study.
  • Students will demonstrate an overall knowledge of and ability to apply concepts related to environmental studies in a professional setting through applied learning.

B.A. in Environmental Studies

  • Students will understand the interplay of social science, humanities, and natural science in the study of the environment.
  • Students will have a fundamental understanding of policy, law, management, and economics applied to environmental problems.
  • Students will develop oral and written presentation skills used in a professional setting.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to investigate, evaluate literature, and research an advanced topic in environmental studies and critique ideas and opinions based on advanced study.
  • Students will demonstrate an overall knowledge and application of concepts related to Environmental Studies in a professional setting through applied learning.
MS in Environmental Studies
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts, issues, and policies in environmental studies.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critique ideas and opinions on advanced topics in environmental studies.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize contemporary field research methods and equipment.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to investigate, evaluate relevant literature, and research an advanced topic in environmental studies.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to statistically analyze the data derived from environmentally-related research.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to present information on an advanced topic in environmental studies using contemporary techniques and technology.
  • Students will demonstrate an overall knowledge and application of concepts related to environmental studies in a professional setting.