All graduating geology majors will be able to do the following:
- Through classroom, laboratory, and field work, build a comprehensive understanding of the Earth system from lithosphere to hydrosphere to atmosphere, and including interconnected components.
- Measure, understand, quantify, and model rates of change across geologic time, including how anthropogenic activity is altering these rates.
- Develop the skills needed to critically examine scientific literature and data, and the intellectual resourcefulness to advance projects that deepen our understanding of complex systems.
- Examine Earth system problems integrating ideas and approaches from multiple scientific and allied fields in pursuit of solutions to these issues.
- Conduct collaborative research founded in observation and enhanced by suitable analytical and modeling techniques.
- Communicate clearly using oral, written, and graphical approaches accessible to a wide variety of audiences, and appropriately assess and communicate uncertainty.
- Understand, respect, and communicate with diverse stakeholders the fundamental importance of geoscience in society.