Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Master of Science in Environmental Science

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the 2-year Program, a graduate of the MSES:

  1. Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, principles and theories on how the environmental science discipline influences society;
  2. Use critical and creative thinking to understand, formulate, and apply responses to environmental issues and challenges in the context of a dynamic and complex world;
  3. Promote transdisciplinary thinking by engaging in broader cross-sociocultural activities and practices;
  4. Demonstrate efficient research skills to discover new knowledge and disseminate information to contribute solutions to environmental problems;
  5. Exercise rational decision-making processes as individuals or teams from both natural and social sciences, in exploring and addressing complex environmental issues and problems;
  6. Effectively communicate information, ideas, and solutions to environmental problems;
  7. Identify and apply information systems, concepts, and methodologies to understand interactions between social and environmental processes;
  8. Manifest excellent ability to deal with adversity/disaster and to overcome challenges of all kinds such as trauma, tragedy and personal crisis;
  9. Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills from diverse disciplinal perspectives in dealing with contemporary environmental and social issues;
  10. Promote best practices in environmental advocacy programs to address specific environmental issues in a given locality;
  11. Uphold ethical, cross-cultural, and historical values in addressing environmental and social justice issues;
  12. Commit to programs and projects in heritage research, conservation advocacy, and promotion of environmental stewardship;
  13. Actively pursue professional development by keeping abreast with / contributing to the creation of new knowledge in the discipline.