By the end of each year of the program, students will be able to:
- Discuss and apply the principles of collaborative and participatory research, subjective and objective methods of inquiry, qualitative and quantitative approaches, and ethical issues relevant to environmental research and design.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the empirical findings and theories of the reciprocal influence of people and their environments.
- Demonstrate knowledge of MLA (Year 1) and APA (Year 2) research writing formats.
- Identify the behavioral and psychological components of environmental problems.
- Compare personal attitudes and behaviors with those necessary for sustaining the ecosystem.
- Identify and apply strategies necessary for changing beliefs and behavior to maintain the sustainability of the ecosystem.
- Identify and apply sustainability, conservation, and environmental research and design concepts to everyday life.
- Demonstrate personal and professional leadership skills.
- Identify and apply strategies necessary for changing societal structure to maintain the sustainability of the ecosystem.
- Connect and create interdisciplinary solutions via research collaborations, shared projects, and reciprocal relationships/partnerships with the local-global community, institutions, colleges, organizations, and corporations.