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
All graduates of the Global Environmental Science program are expected to have demonstrated an ability to:
- Identify, formulate, explain, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems relevant to local communities and/or global contexts by applying knowledge of mathematics, science, and Indigenous practices and knowledge in environmentally-related disciplines.
- Design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
- Develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences in both written and oral communication.
- Understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in economic, environmental, and societal contexts; both locally and globally.
- Function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.