Environmental Sciences B.S.


Program Mission


The Bachelor of Science Program in Environmental Sciences prepares students for immediate employment and graduate studies in the analysis and mitigation of environmental problems. The program focuses on science methodology and applied analysis, applying state-of-the-art field methods, instrumentation, and data analysis to the study of the natural and human environment from an interdisciplinary systems perspective. The curriculum builds on four cores: natural sciences (biology, chemistry, and physics); mathematics (including calculus and statistics); geographic information science (GIS); and integrated social sciences (including economics, geography, and bioregional studies).


Program Educational Objectives


  1. Apply and communicate quantitative reasoning and/or mathematical skills or statistical models to field and laboratory data to study scientific phenomena.
  2. Use geospatial technologies (including global positioning systems, geographic information systems, and remote sensing) to address environmental problems.
  3. Demonstrate and awareness of ecosystems in the context of coupled human-environmental interactions.
  4. Competently implement an individual or group scientific project, which my include literature review, experimental design, data collection, data analysis, and reporting.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the following abilities:

  1. Apply mathematical concepts, including statistical methods, to field and laboratory data to study scientific phenomena.
  2. Use GIS to solve geospatial problems.
  3. Understand the complex relationships between natural and human systems.
  4. Design and execute a scientific project.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes


During the 2016-17 academic year, the Natural Sciences faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.


Program Curriculum Map


The curriculum map for the Environmental Sciences program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website, www.oit.edu/catalog.


Annual Program Assessment Reports

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2017-18 Environmental Science B.S. ReportPDF409.70 KB Download
2015-16 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF119.90 KB Download
2014-15 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF367.76 KB Download
2013-14 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF201.57 KB Download
2012-13 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF200.97 KB Download
2011-12 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF653.80 KB Download
2010-11 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF772.41 KB Download
2009-10 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF212.79 KB Download
2008-09 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF79.04 KB Download
2007-08 Environmental Sciences B.S. ReportPDF56.76 KB Download

Christy VanRooyen

Christy VanRooyen, Assessment Coordinator

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