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  • Environmental Science

    Environmental science is the science of humanity's role in natural systems, the basis of our economy. This program accesses courses university-wide and provides numerous opportunities for international study. Students will acquire reliable knowledge and interdisciplinary perspectives of complex environmental issues, gaining the full range of knowledge relevant to a professional understanding of complex environmental problems in the biological and physical sciences, ethics, economics, policy and law.

    Environmental Science major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Complete at least one course in each of the foundation areas.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Acquire knowledge and demonstrate understanding of basic terminology, concepts, methodologies and theories in the physical and biological sciences that describe environmental systems.
    2. Acquire knowledge of essential concepts in the social sciences that describe human activity in the environment.
    3. Apply the scientific method to develop reasoned solutions to environmental problems.
    4. Communicate knowledge, ideas and reasoning clearly, effectively and objectively in both written and oral forms.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    EVS 3000 and 3000L I I I I
    EVS 4021  A A A
    Earth and Soil Sciences R
    Ecology R R  
    Environmental Ethics   R R R
    Environmental Policy   R R R
    Global Systems R      
    Hydrologic Systems R      
    Human Dimensions
    R R  R
    Natural Resource Management R R R
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    Assessment Types

    • Oral presentation or written essay
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