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    Harding University
  Dec 07, 2022
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Science

The expected Program Learning Outcomes for this major are:

  • Students will be able to understand the challenges at the interface of science and religion and will be able to describe, explore, and defend Christian evidences in a thoughtful and humble manner.   
  • Students will apply ethical principles and the Christian worldview in the practice of science. 
  • Students will be able to communicate scientific information effectively through writing and oral presentations. 
  • Students will demonstrate a mastery of the fundamental principles and concepts of the field of environmental science.
  • Students will analyze data and scientific arguments in order to develop explanations to new situations.  
  • Students will be able to work productively with a team of peers.
  • Students will be able to use appropriate databases and other resources to locate scientific information in the primary literature to learn new concepts and apply this knowledge to further their scientific understanding. 
  • Students will be able to critically analyze the primary literature.
  • Students will be able to identify an environmental problem, formulate a hypothesis, design an experimental procedure, and test their hypothesis with appropriate experiments. 
  • Students will be able to operate and interpret data from instrumentation commonly used in the field of environmental science.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the Globally Harmonized System through safe-handling of chemical compounds and preparing waste for proper disposal.
  • Students will recognize key historical moments that drove the development of environmental science and its role in the modern world.