Learning Outcomes

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The Environmental Studies curriculum is designed to provide you with the ability to investigate environmental issues from a rigorous interdisciplinary perspective by integrating insights and information from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  You will learn to:

  • Demonstrate a scientific understanding of the physical and biological dynamics of  global ecologies  including  first-hand knowledge of local and regional ecosystems
  • Analyze the social, economic, and political and policy dynamics involved in both the emergence and the resolution of environmental problems
  • Explain and analyze the historical development, ethical implications, and religious dimensions of the human relationship with the nonhuman world

Through coursework and field experiences, you will develop the skills to use quantitative, research, and communication to effectively analyze and address environmental problems, issues and concerns by:

  • Producing a professionally competent empirical research report using statistical and quantitative methods and
  • Producing a major capstone research paper that demonstrates disciplinary expertise and professional standards in your area of specialization


Contact Us

Tanya Hayes, PhD

Program Director

206 296-5485


Kimberly Gawlik, JD

Senior Administrative Assistant

206 296-5999