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BS in Marine Environmental Science

Learning Outcomes and Assessment

The Marine Environmental Science (MAS) program provides undergraduate students with a strong foundation in the marine and environmental sciences that will allow them to pursue employment, attend graduate school and to participate in decision making processes related to the sciences. We achieve this through teaching courses in the marine and environmental sciences and involving students in research. We work to continuously improve our rigorous program and to graduate well-rounded and professional students.

Outcome 1
Graduates will be able to identify and describe the fundamental concepts of marine environmental science including (a) biological, chemical and physical principles of marine systems; (b) the connections among atmospheric, oceanic and coastal systems; and (c) how human activities affect marine resources.

Outcome 2
Students will be able to identify and describe the different policy and management approaches to environmental issues and their economic, societal and resource ramifications.

Outcome 3
Students will be able to communicate science orally and in writing

Outcome 4
Students will be able to use critical thinking and analytical skills to develop a research project.

Outcome 5
Students will be able to conduct simple data analyses.

Outcome 6
Students will understand how scientific knowledge develops, including the historical development of foundational theories and laws and the nature of science.