Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Apply scientific method of thinking to analyze and critically evaluate relevant literature and information, and the use of evidence for support.
  • Recognize and accurately articulate how their environment (including the Earth, the atmosphere, ocean, and biosphere) affects humans’ lives and how human activities affect their environment.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways, such as scientific writing, visualization of data and ideas, or through oral communication.
  • Solve quantitative problems, analyze results from data and measurements, form hypotheses from data, test hypotheses.
  • Recognize the interdisciplinary nature of science and enjoy the process of learning science.