Learning Goals & Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

  1. Communication: Students will be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing with key decision-makers about complex challenges and/or solutions to environmental problems.

  2. Ecology and Society: Students will comprehend the structure and function of natural and social systems and the ways in which humans are dependent upon resilient and healthy ecosystems.

  3. Advocacy and action: Students will have a critical appreciation of the centrality of social organizing across complex environmental, social, and economic relationships, including asymmetrical power relationships, to advocate for social change.

  4. Structural and systemic thinking: Students will understand the structural and systemic processes that underpin environmental and social problems, including the intersection of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality.

  5. Problem Solving: Students will be effective problem solvers, integrating knowledge and methodologies, including qualitative and quantitative methods and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), to craft creative solutions to real world problems.

Updated: February 2018