Environmental Science (BS)

State University of New York at Brockport

Date Posted: Aug. 2, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


Through a curriculum with a common core in the disciplines of biology, ecology, chemistry and geology, and a focused track, environmental science majors develop the conceptual knowledge and technical skills necessary to address environmental problems.

Six tracks are offered in the Environmental Science major: aquatic ecology/biology, terrestrial ecology/biology, combined aquatic and terrestrial ecology/biology, wetland ecology, environmental chemical analysis, and earth science.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain basic environmental science topics and policies, biological processes, and ecological principles.
  2. Design scientific studies and quantify and characterize natural phenomena using laboratory and field equipment.
  3. Summarize, analyze, and interpret scientific data, using relevant quantitative skills and applying major environmental concepts.
  4. Summarize, organize, and communicate scientific data and analyses in oral/or written formats.
  5. Employ decision-making and problem-solving skills, such as evaluating competing explanations or applying scientific knowledge to environmental problems.
  6. Develop professional skills necessary to succeed in the environmental science and ecology fields.

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