Academics

Program Learning Outcomes

Students in the field

Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Studies 

  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the interdisciplinary relationship of cultural, ethical, and social aspects of local/global environmental issues as demonstrated through upper level class projects. 
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of global biological and physical earth processes by integrating these concepts into capstone and upper level class projects 
  3. Create practical solutions to environmental issues through internships, study abroad, and service learning opportunities. 
  4. Create environmental solutions from a geospatial perspective by constructing and incorporating effective maps into upper level course projects and capstone 
  5. Articulate an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of environmental sustainability issues through written and oral presentation.

Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Business 

  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the interdisciplinary relationship of political, economic, ethical, and social aspects of local/global environmental issues as demonstrated through upper level class projects. 
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of economics, business, and accounting through their application in sustainable business practices. 
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of global biological and physical earth processes by integrating these concepts into capstone and upper level class projects 
  4. Create practical solutions to environmental issues through innovative business practices as shown through capstone projects and successful completion of internships at relevant organizations. 
  5. Create environmental business solutions from a geospatial perspective by constructing and incorporating effective maps into upper level course projects and capstone 
  6. Articulate an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of environmental sustainability issues through written and oral presentation.

Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science 

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of global biological and physical earth processes by integrating these concepts into capstone and upper level class projects 
  2. Develop an understanding of the interdisciplinary relationship of cultural, ethical, and social aspects of local/global environmental issues as demonstrated through upper level class projects. 
  3. Apply systems theory to concrete environmental issues 
  4. Create practical solutions to environmental issues through internships, study abroad, and service learning opportunities. 
  5. Create environmental science solutions from a geospatial perspective by constructing and incorporating effective maps into upper level course projects and capstone 
  6. Articulate a science-based understanding of environmental issues through written and oral presentation.

Bachelor of Science: Environmental Policy and Management 

  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the interdisciplinary relationship of political, economic, ethical, and social aspects of local/global environmental issues as demonstrated through upper level class projects. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of environmental policy issues and the relevant regulatory structure at various government scales 
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of global biological and physical earth processes by integrating these concepts into capstone and upper level class projects 
  4. Create practical solutions to environmental issues through innovative management practices as shown through capstone projects and successful completion of internships at relevant organizations. 
  5. Create environmental management solutions from a geospatial perspective by constructing and incorporating effective maps into upper level course projects and capstone 
  6. Articulate an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of environmental management and policy issues through written and oral presentation.

Learning outcomes for all graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences


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