Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

A student should be able to obtain/develop:

  • a mastery and breadth of knowledge of fundamental principles in environmental science and policy
  • critical thinking skills
  • written and oral communication skills
  • laboratory and field work experience
  • ability to integrate scientific issues and diverse perspectives (social sciences, humanities)

Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Fundamental Principles. Describe fundamental principles in environmental and ocean sciences, including (a) the principles and the interconnectedness of the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and hydrosphere and (b) how human interactions affect these spheres and connections.
  • LO2: Inquiry Approach. Investigate questions in environmental and ocean sciences using an inquiry-based approach.
  • LO3: Field/Lab Methods. Evaluate and employ appropriate field and lab methods commonly used in environmental and ocean sciences to address scientific questions.
  • LO4: Analyze/Interpret data. Analyze and interpret data using graphs and equations.
  • LO5: Literature reviews. Conduct literature reviews to obtain scholarly information, and use that information to critically evaluate claims in environmental and ocean sciences.
  • LO6: Cogent Argument. Synthesize a cogent argument with a scientific perspective using written and/or oral communication skills.