Environmental Studies  

Student Learning Outcomes


Goal 1:  The Department’s graduates should understand and analyze environmental relationships.

  • Outcome 1.1: They will understand the interactions of environmental components.
  • Outcome 1.2:  They will understand and interpret the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.
  • Outcome 1.3: They will understand and interpret the interrelationships between landforms, weather, water, and ecosystems.

Goal 2:  The Department’s graduates should use basic scientific tools and techniques.

  • Outcome 2.1: They will be able to perform qualitative and quantitative analysis, and interpret the results.

Goal 3:  The Department’s graduates should be able to read and understand research literature and engage in productive research activities.

  • Outcome 3.1: They will demonstrate and integrate an understanding of the scientific method.
  • Outcome 3.2: They will explain and critically evaluate research within the discipline.
  • Outcome 3.3: They will understand and apply basic measurement techniques used within the discipline.
  • Outcome 3.4: They will design and implement a research plan.

Goal 4:  The Department’s graduates should demonstrate professional communication skills.

  • Outcome 4.1: They will write using appropriate spelling, grammar, and composition skills.
  • Outcome 4.2: They will construct and present professional-level presentations of their research.