The Mission of the Environmental Sciences Program at SUNY Fredonia is to:
- raise awareness about the impact of humans on the environment;
- teach students the methods employed by scientists in order to monitor and assess these impacts;
- provide a solid, well-rounded educational foundation for our students within the vast array of environmentally focused careers; and
- act as a resource to our local community with regard to environmental issues.
To this end, we endeavor for our students to:
- Develop an awareness of local, regional and global environmental issues in both current and historical contexts.
- Demonstrate the skilled delivery of well-organized, academically informed written and oral presentations focused upon environmental issues and research.
- Demonstrate, in a variety of settings, the ability to employ the scientific method and mathematical concepts to environmental issues, including the appropriate use of sampling protocols, experimental designs, environmental assessments and geospatial analyses.
- Promote awareness and engagement through cooperative and open venues as approaches to addressing environmental issues facing society &/or solving environmental problems between opposing groups.
These Student Learning Outcomes are assessed on an annual basis and are aligned with our University Level goals of ensuring that all students are:
- Skilled (develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledges),
- Connected (engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship),
- Creative (demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation), and
- Responsible (activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism).