The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Science is designed for students who plan to seek employment in an environmentally related vocation immediately upon graduation. It is not intended to prepare the student for further graduate studies in the life or physical sciences or as preparation for medical, dental or veterinary programs.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing a major in Environmental Science will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of biological literacy – including evolution, structure and function, information flow and exchange, systems, and transformation of energy and matter – as it pertains to the environment.
- Connect their knowledge of the core concepts of biological literacy with studies in the liberal arts (i.e., science, mathematics, communications, philosophy, etc.).
- Apply the process of science.
- Evaluate the impacts of human activities on the environment.
- Conduct scientific investigations ethically and for the greater good.
- Communicate scientific information and ideas.
- Develop skills in self-learning.
Students are strongly encouraged to select a minor or a second major that would enhance their studies and job opportunities. Some possible minors include the following: Communication, Entrepreneurship, Political Science
Required courses for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Science are offered primarily through the biology and chemistry departments. Consult the catalog listing in the appropriate discipline for a description of course offerings.