Student Learning Outcomes for Environmental Science major:
Students will be able to:
- Recall, synthesize, and apply material from multiple disciplines including biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
- Effectively research, synthesize, and communicate scientific information with an understanding of the importance of ethical scientific practice.
- Design and carry out experiments to address biological questions.
- Critically analyze and formulate logical conclusions from data.
- Effectively demonstrate common laboratory techniques, doing so in accordance with accepted safety standards.
The Environmental Science curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions with environmental firms, industry, or government agencies that require knowledge of environmental principles and methodology, as well as for entry into graduate environmental programs. In addition to providing students with a solid grounding in basic principles, the curriculum also exposes them to the application of those principles through research and/or internships.
The Environmental Science Program has a prerequisite for entry into BIO 211 and upper-level classes contingent upon an average grade of C- or better in BIO 111 and BIO 112 or permissin by the Dean and instructor.