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Agriculture and Food Systems 020
Animal Science 067
Biochemistry 115
Bioenvironmental Engineering 117
Biological Sciences 119
Biotechnology 126
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
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Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
Environmental Engineering 366
Environmental Planning 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Exercise Science 377
Food Science 400
Landscape Architecture 550
Marine Sciences 628
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Nutritional Sciences 709
Plant Biology 776
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216 Learning Goals  

Learning Goals

Upon completion of our major, we expect that our students will be able to:

Goal 1: Explain basic population, community ecology, and ecosystem-level concepts.

Goal 2: Describe the evolutionary origins, processes, and patterns over geologic time.

Goal 3: Create a natural resource management plan demonstrating an understanding of societal values and interests.

Goal 4: Develop a comprehensive understanding of software, hardware, field, and laboratory techniques commonly used in the study of ecology, evolution, and natural resources management.

Goal 5: Demonstrate the ability to design experiments and interpret numeric and graphical data.

Goal 6: Think critically and solve problems using evidence-based reasoning.

Goal 7: Communicate effectively orally and through written text and graphics.

Goal 8: Evaluate ecology, evolution, and natural resource management concepts in a global context.

The department has publicly posted mission statement and curricular learning goals on its website at
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