For further information about this major, contact Dr. Andrew Vermilyea, the Environmental Science Coordinator: Andrew.email@example.com
This program integrates the scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and geology to provide students with a strong framework from which to analyze environmental problems and develop effective, sustainable solutions. Students earning a BS in Environmental Science will pursue both laboratory and field careers in government, industry, and the non-profit sector. This program prepares students for careers and graduate degree programs in related environmental fields such as toxicology, hydrology, systems ecology, plant ecology, and water chemistry.
Upon successful completion of this program students will achieve competency in the following learning goals:
Knowledge and understanding of Environmental Science Concepts
1. Explain the fundamental theoretical constructs, practices, and interrelationship among the major subdivisions of Environmental Science:
2. Demonstrate fluency in the use of tools, technologies and methods in the laboratory and natural environment, for example:
- Solution preparation, quantitative lab skills, safety in the lab
- Field/lab notebook
- Geographical Information Systems
3. Analytical and scientific inquiry: Formulate, create, and execute a plan to answer scientific questions employing the scientific method.
4. Use of information resources: Locate, comprehend, assess and apply the scholarly work of scientists according to accepted practices.
5. Communication: Communicate scientific information, both orally and in writing to both a technical and general public audience.
6. Quantitative skills: Use appropriate mathematical and statistical methods to evaluate and interpret environmental data.