Program Educational Objectives
The Global Environmental Science program expects graduates to be able to:
- Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to attain advanced disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and professional degrees
- Apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to the practice of environmental science to become leaders in public and private sector professional careers impacting local to global communities
- Apply principles of environmental justice and ethics, sustainability, and Indigenous practices and knowledge in their careers
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent basic or applied research
Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Global Environmental Science program will be able to:
- Students will be able to identify, formulate, explain, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems relevant to environmental issues in the local communities and/or global contexts by applying knowledge of mathematics and science including Indigenous practices/knowledge relevant to the discipline.
- Students will be able to design and implement scientific inquiries or systems to test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
- Students will be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences in both written and oral communication.
- Students will be able to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in economic, environmental, and societal contexts; both locally and globally.
- Students will be able to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.