B.S. in Environmental Science

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a BS in Environmental Science will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of the principles of form, function and organization of organisms at the levels of molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms, populations, and communities;
  • apply knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry, chemical structure, bonding, equilibrium, dynamics, and reactions, as well as classes of organic compounds and reactions;
  • characterize the nature and distribution of earth materials, the processes by which the materials are formed and altered, and the nature and development of the landscape;
  • synthesize knowledge of the major components of the physical environment, including landforms, climate, vegetation, and soils;
  • critically analyze environmental issues through the evaluation of scientific literature, and present their positions clearly and persuasively in written and oral form.
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