Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Environmental Studies (CASNR)

Majors in Environmental Studies will be able to:

  1. Explain and apply appropriately the systemic principle of sustainability for the development of solutions to environmental and natural resource issues.
  2. Describe the Earth’s four major spheres: land, water, living things, and air in the context of physical, geological, and biological processes, their variability over space and time, and the extent to which human’s influence them.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically assess environmental and sustainability issues from the local to global scale considering a range of perspectives.
  4. Identify, explain, and evaluate problems/questions/issues using relevant data, resources and reasoning to form carefully considered conclusions.
  5. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through the preparation of written documents along with oral and visual presentations that are consistent with professional standards.
  6. Effectively work in teams and groups from various backgrounds and perspectives to address environmental challenges.
  7. Demonstrate improvement in professional and interpersonal skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, empathy, and teamwork so they can effectively operate in society and the professional world.
  8. Organize, plan, and satisfactorily complete a senior project through scholarly creativity and/or in depth research that uses appropriate technical knowledge, field, laboratory, geospatial, and/or social science research methodologies.

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