The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the Environmental Studies Department are:
- An Environmental Studies major will be able to critically examine all sides of environmental issues and apply understanding from disciplines such as history, economics, psychology, law, literature, politics, sociology, philosophy, and religion to create informed opinions about how to interact with the environment on both a personal and a social level.
- An Environmental Studies major will be able to recognize the physical, chemical, and biological components of the earth’s systems and show how they function.
- An Environmental Studies major will be able to apply lessons from various courses through field experiences. These experiences will allow students to develop a better sense of not only individual organisms, but of the systems in which these organisms live. Students will also see how natural systems and human-designed systems work together, as well as in conflict with each other.
- An Environmental Studies major will be able to do independent research on human interactions with the environment.