The BA in Environmental Studies is interdisciplinary and is supported by three primary departments in which the three concentration areas are located and advised.
The three departments and concentrations are:*
*Opportunities exist for additional and related study in a variety of departments about Environmental issues, including but not limited to: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics, History, Philosophy, and Sociology
Goals of the individual concentrations will vary with student interest, but the primary competencies of each area will include:
Upon completion of the Environmental Studies major, students will be able to:
SLO 1: Understand and critique key concepts and methodologies from environmental science, policy, and religious studies as they appear in mass media, public policy, theory and/or empirical scholarship.
SLO 2: Understand and evaluate the scientific, political, economic, social, cultural and/or ethical variables that contribute to environmental degradation and to engage in critical examination and purposeful response toward resolving environmental problems.
SLO 3: Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills.
SLO 4: Demonstrate research skills geared toward understand the relationship between academic environmental studies research and application in the field.
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