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Students who graduate from Elmira College with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science will be able to do the following:

  • Prepare written reports that compile collected data using the primary literature.
  • Communicate and develop sound arguments for environmental issues presented to a specific audience.
  • Identify the complex interactions that define ecosystems and analyze the influences that humans have on the processes occurring in the atmosphere, on land, and in the water.
  • Evaluate remedial and/or risk assessment strategies that help restore impacted environments.
  • Solve problems related to the biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and lithosphere.
  • Visualize and depict environmental data using software.
  • Identify short- and long-term environmental problems and solutions on local, regional, and global scales and recognize the multidisciplinary scope of the problems and solutions.

Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.