Student Outcomes

Students who complete degree programs in the Plymouth State University Department of Environmental Science and Policy will be able to:

  • Discuss benefits of working as part of a science and/or social science research team
  • Develop an appreciation of diverse perspectives on the environment and develop a more open and critical mind on issues
  • Identify and compare different science and social science research methods
  • Apply interdisciplinary approaches in efforts to understand and address environmental issues
  • Translate science for lay audiences
  • Explain how GIS is applied in environmental science fields and the benefits it brings
  • List key environmental science policy and regulations
  • Appreciate the value and need for communicating results of science and social science research
  • State the need for math skills in conducting science and social science research
  • Recognize the role of local, state, and federal natural resource NGOs and agencies
  • Describe how natural resource oriented science and social science research is funded
  • Explain how environmental policy is established and how it is related to environmental science
  • Integrate natural science and social science concepts, theories, and methods for understanding environmental issues in interdisciplinary teams working on service learning projects with off-campus partners including communities in the capstone experience