Students who complete the Environmental Science (MS) Program will demonstrate significant progress towards the following learning outcomes:
I. Critical Thinking Skills:
- An understanding of, and the ability to apply, the scientific method, and the capacity to design and conduct a relevant research investigation using qualitative and quantitative techniques
- Mastery of appropriate methodologies (to include one or more of: statistical analyses, geographic information systems, field and laboratory techniques, system’s analysis and simulation modeling).
II. Effective Communication
- Develop skills and experience in communication of concepts of the field of study, and of methods and results of research in the environmental field, at an advanced level.
III. Professional and Technical Expertise
- A strong foundation in ecological principles and their application to the description and interpretation of environmental systems
- An understanding of anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems.
IV. Leadership Skills
- The ability to function in a leadership capacity within a professional setting.
V. Continuing Learning
- The capacity for continuing learning, growth, and scholarly activity in their respective disciplines and fields of study.