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Undergraduate Education in Newark
School of Arts and Sciences-Newark
Admission to the Liberal Arts Colleges
Newark College of Arts and Sciences
University College–Newark
Academic Programs and Courses
Availablity of Courses, Majors, and Minor Programs
Course Notation Information
Academic Foundations 003
Africana Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History 080, 081, 082, 083, 085
Arts & Sciences 090
Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
Data Science 219
Economics 220
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
English 350, 352
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Learning Goals
Major Requirements
Health and Safety Track in Environmental Sciences
Sustainability Track in Environmental Sciences
Minor in Environmental Sciences Requirements
Minor in Environmental Sustainability Requirements
Teacher Certification
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience/Geology 460
Global Politics 487
Health and Society 502
Health Information Management 504
History 510, 512
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Journalism 086
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latina/o Studies 597
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Translation and Interpreting Studies 942
Urban Education 300
Video Production 089
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Writing 989
Youth Development & Juvenile Justice 985
Administration and Faculty
Opportunities with New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-Newark
School of Criminal Justice
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Academic Foundations Center
Honors College
Honors Living-Learning Community
Academic Policies and Procedures
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Academic Programs and Courses Environmental Sciences 375 Learning Goals  

Learning Goals

The department offers several bachelor degree programs, including: Environmental Sciences (the General track, Environmental Health and Safety track, with a 4+1 Masters in Public Health option, and Sustainability track) and Geosciences/Geology (Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts), in addition to minors in Environmental Science, Environmental Science-Sustainability and Geosciences. Regardless of the specific major and track, our learning goals for you are designed to ensure you are equipped with the critical thinking skills to pursue successful, rewarding careers that utilize the degree earned.

The key learning goals are:

  • Exposure to the nature of science and basic scientific principles through the study of the earth and environmental sciences.
  • Mastery of conceptual frameworks for understanding the spatial and temporal aspects of Earth and environmental features and processes.
  • Development of scientific literacy and enhanced critical thinking skills necessary to become self-directed learners through exposure to complex, open-ended problems that graduates may face in the workplace. Acquisition of the skills necessary to investigate geoscience and environmental science problems through observations and data acquisition in field and laboratory settings and to perform hypothesis testing.
  • Awareness of the unique environmental challenges of urban locations, such as the tri-state area including New Jersey, and the importance of resource sustainability.
  • Development and growth of students' quantitative skills relevant to the geosciences and environmental sciences through the collection, analysis, and synthesis of scientific data.
  • Ability to effectively communicate results of environmental or geoscience investigations in both written and oral formats.
  • Preparation for graduate studies in earth or environmental sciences or entry-level employment in related fields including resource exploration/development, environmental consulting/management, health and safety, or sustainability.
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