The program will prepare graduates
Understand and apply the fundamental
concepts of environmental studies
- List the major components and biogeochemical cycles of Earth
- Explain the nature of ecology and the need for ecological
analysis and studies for current environmental problems.
- Define the major elements of biodiversity and describe the
organization of biological communities and systems.
- Trace the history of human population growth.
- Describe our primary energy sources and compare the relative
economic costs and environmental impact of given energy
- Define pollution and explain how a given form of pollution
impacts the environment, human health and welfare.
- Define multiple aspects of global change.
- Describe the effects of poverty, over-consumption of resources
and environmental degradation, incorporating the multiple
connections between wealthy industrialized countries and poorer
Demonstrate critical and analytical
- Assess and critique proposed solutions to environmental issues
in written, electronic or oral presentations.
- Identify, access, manipulate, assess and apply data to analyze
- Formulate an interdisciplinary analysis of environmental
Demonstrate an effective communication
style in a variety of written formats
- Present environmental data in clear and understandable
- Outline the multiple underlying causes of environmental issues
and make clear distinctions between fundamental causes and observed
or measured environmental effects.
- Design realistic field experiences that are commonly used in
Conduct sound ethical research,
demonstrating proficiency in information literacy and the basic
tools of research.
- Design research objectives appropriate to various
- Master the technological skills needed to seek out, acquire and
apply information to solving environmental problems.
- Locate data from multiple sources and formats.
- Critically evaluate information and sources.
- Integrate information effectively to accomplish the planned
- Use information ethically and legally
Discuss the moral and ethical dimensions
of environmental issues and integrate ideas of social justice and
equity in the search for environmental solutions.
- Engage in experiential service learning, internship and
undergraduate research opportunities that deepen their
understanding of real world environmental problem solving and
- Formulate a personal, multi-dimensional and integrated
worldview of environmental issues and be able to recommend
solutions to issues on a local, regional and global level.
- Formulate a personal philosophy and action plan for what you
can or should do to create a more sustainable world and a more just
Office of Admission
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
1 (888) 9STJOHNS