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Environmental Science and Studies Goals and Objectives

Goals

Consistent with the College’s mission, the EnvironmentalScience and Studies (ESS) Program at Spelman recognizes the global changes and responses for attaining a more sustainable
environment. The Program seeks to create a learning environment in which our students can better
understand these changes and be given a greater voice in planning for conservation through an interdisciplinary environmental science curriculum that is designed to enhance scientific inquiry and to strengthen scientific competence. Through these efforts, the Program aims at preparing students
for graduate studies in STEM disciplines, and provide opportunities for careers in environmental sciences, environmental health, public health, and medical schools.

Objectives

Through the course sequence in ESS, students will be able
to:

  1. recognize major concepts in environmental sciences and demonstrate in-depth understanding of the environment.
  2. develop analytical skills, critical thinking, and demonstrate problem-solving skills using scientific techniques.
  3. demonstrate the knowledge and training for entering graduate or professional schools, or the job market.