Knowledge of Health and Human Services
Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles and issues common to the major fields of health and human services including community health, social welfare and public policy; and demonstrate competence in the selected areas of concentration.
Demonstrate ability to apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for growth and development as an entry-level professional by producing evidence of increasing self-awareness and self-correcting behaviors.
Public Policy Analysis
Demonstrate ability to critically analyze public policy issues and begin to master the skills necessary to identify and define public policy problems, analyze existing policies, develop alternatives to current policy and recommend alternatives.
Students must understand and accurately communicate state, federal and local political structures and processes and their relationships, as well as landmark environmental laws and regulations.
Systems Approach to Environmental Decision Making
Students must be able to apply general systems theory, systems modeling, stakeholder analysis, cost/benefit analysis or other interdisciplinary analysis tools to evaluate the equitability and the effectiveness of alternative environmental decisions, policies or actions.