Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences Student Learning Outcomes

Gonzaga University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Environmental Studies & Environmental Science
Degrees: B.A. in Environmental Studies, B.S., Environmental Science, Minor in Environmental Studies

Our learning outcomes are designed to meet the goal of providing students with a broad scientific knowledge base and skillset integrated within coursework focused on the broader human culture.

Environmental Studies Learning Outcomes:

  1. Problem Solving: The ability to find, evaluate, and apply relevant information in analyses of complex, real-world problems.
  2. Interdisciplinary Integration: The ability to understand and integrate multiple perspectives (e.g., scientific, political, economic, ethical, spiritual) in analyzing an environmental problem and proposing a solution.
  3. Reflective Judgement: A reflective judgment that incorporates one's own experiences, beliefs, and intellectual analyses.
  4. Personal Action: A desire to take personal action in pursuit of a sustainable future for the planet.

Environmental Science Learning Outcomes:

  1. Acquire fundamental knowledge and skills to successfully pursue professional or graduate positions in the field of environmental science.
  2. Develop a set of scientific inquiry methods that allow them to ask meaningful questions about the environment, generate testable hypotheses, analyze data, and conduct investigations in collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams.
  3. Address environmental problems by integrating their knowledge of social science and humanities with a broad understanding of the natural environment.
  4. Gather, interpret, and evaluate diverse sets of information from a variety of scientific and non-scientific sources.
  5. Communicate orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences, the essential elements of environmental science inquiry.
  6. Define and articulate their environmental ethic and how they apply it in environmental science.

Want to Contact the Environmental Studies & Sciences Department?

502 E. Boone Ave, Box 52
Spokane, WA 99258