Learning Outcomes

Environmental Studies Student Learning Outcomes 

Students who graduate with a major in environmental studies will:

  1. Become environmentally literate, broadly aware of the types of problems facing the world as well as the local region;
  2. Study the impact of human actions on the environment; 
  3. Develop an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of environmental studies;
  4. Investigate the complexity of social issues - historical, philosophical, cultural, political and economic - that underlie the formation of environmental policy;
  5. Cultivate effective communication and critical thinking skills to be applied toward environmental issues; and 
  6. Develop an ethic and attitude of care toward the environment.