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Learning Outcomes

Graduates will develop and demonstrate: 
  1. Knowledge specific to their Area of Emphasis.
  2. An understanding of the complex nature of environmental problems and the interrelated roles of science, administration, politics, policy, and technology in their solution and in the formulation and implementation of environmental policy.
  3. A working knowledge of the biological, chemical, physical, political, and administrative processes and techniques affecting environmental quality and related issues.
  4. The ability to contribute to the environmental science and policy research base, to access this research base, and to assess the quality of the research literature.
  5. The ability to think creatively and to identify potential solutions to current and emerging problems, and to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of such solutions. 
  6. The ability to design and implement research strategies, collect, organize, and evaluate data, and produce written reports of professional quality, including hands-on skills in using computers to achieve these objectives.