The Environmental Sciences and Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the state of the environment and serious environmental problems that the world faces. Through a series of academic courses and co-curricular activities, students will learn how human activity impacts the environment and will obtain the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to productively contribute to solutions.
The Environmental Program mission supports the College mission to offer “educational opportunities for students to gain knowledge, insights, and skills in order to grow more sensitive to the significance of the human heritage, to participate and contribute knowledgeably and effectively as citizens, and to lead rewarding, productive and enriched lives within the contemporary world.” In addition, students in the Environmental Program “acquire and develop knowledge, skills, capabilities and values that enrich their lives and prepare them to meet the needs and challenges of the contemporary world, including the ability to communicate effectively, appreciate diversity, work collaboratively, synthesize knowledge, solve complex problems, and adapt to change,” as stated in the Winthrop University mission statement.
The following program goal and student learning outcomes have been established and are regularly assessed. When appropriate, the outcomes are directly linking the University Level Competencies.
In addition, the following program goals have been set.