Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a bachelor's degree in the Earth Sciences, students should: 

  1. Obtain a broad knowledge of Earth Science and its subdisciplines (Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Astronomy)
  2. Understand and be able to demonstrate the scientific method
  3. Demonstrate scientific reasoning -- cause to effect, multiple causes and cause sequences possible, quantitative and/or qualitative reasoning, critical thinking/reasoning skill
  4. Demonstrate information literacy -- search for scientific data or information, discern reliable from non-reliable sources, source attribution, reliable and accurate reporting
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in communication -- oral, written and technological
  6. Synthesize ideas -- interrelationship of sub-disciplines of earth sciences, interdisciplinary thinking
  7. Exhibit professionalism -- ethics, integrity, meeting deadlines, work ethic, etc.
  8. Demonstrate computer and technological adeptness
  9. Assess and evaluate scientific and environmental situations
  10. Develop an appreciation and responsibility for the natural world.