Goal 1: Graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of specific scientific principles and processes and the conceptual structure which integrates all scientific inquiry and enterprises;
Goal 2: Graduates should be able to evaluate the integrity and authority of scientific information by assessing its originating source and the methods used to generate it;
Goal 3: Graduates should be able to identify the underlying scientific issues which undergird critical policy decisions in both the public and private sectors; and
Goal 4: Graduates should be able to communicate clearly scientific and mathematical ideas and innovations not only to scientists, but to other professionals and the public at large through oral presentations or by the visual and written media.
Outcome 1: Demonstrate specific knowledge of chemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, and the earth sciences and of their common principles of understanding;
Outcome 2: Conduct scientific investigations, which may include experimental design and implementation, data analysis, and establishing conclusions;
Outcome 3: Communicate scientific knowledge and understanding clearly, succinctly, precisely, and effectively in oral and written forms, to technical and non-technical audiences; and
Outcome 4: Within the concentrations, graduates will be able to:
4a: communicate clearly and comprehensibly about those scientific issues which are critical to public understanding (science journalism concentration);
4b: set forth that scientific knowledge which directs public policy decisions and is integrated into both public and private administration of scientific and technological enterprises (public policy/administration concentration);
4c: rely upon a fundamental understanding of science and scientific research in carrying out business initiatives and enterprises, in sales, in management, and in assessment (business administration concentration);
4d: articulate the importance of and impacts of science on society and the role of society in scientific research and teaching (science and society concentration).