Asian University for Women (AUW): the first regional, liberal arts institution in South Asia

Environmental Sciences

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    The environmental sciences undergraduate degree at AUW provides a broad based curriculum with a strong emphasis on basic science to understand the physical, chemical, and biological systems of nature. This program within the liberal arts education framework provides the foundation for recognizing, assessing, and solving environmental problems at the local, regional, and global scale in a sustainable way. Graduates with this interdisciplinary background gain the means to become informed, responsible, active citizens and leaders.

    Learning Objectives

    Environmental Sciences (ES) deals with the diverse issues arising from the impact of human activities in natural systems. To address these problems, students are trained to apply acquired knowledge, tools, and techniques from a variety of disciplines – such as biology, ecology, chemistry, toxicology, geology, hydrology, atmospheric, engineering, statics, and management. Overall, students completing this program will be able to:

    • Develop a broad, interdisciplinary framework for approaching complex, interconnected environmental problems we are facing
    • Develop strong analytic and quantitative skills needed to identify, design, and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and reach independent conclusions
    • Develop a rigorous scientific base across multiple disciplines (social, biological, and physical sciences) but with a strong concentration in one area so as to develop depth of expertise in that field
    • Communicate their findings to the scientific community, government agencies, non- governmental environmental organizations, and the public effectively (orally, in writing, and in electronic media)
    • Understand professional ethical responsibilities, contemporary environmental science issues, and the impact of environmental science in a global, regional, and societal context
    • Understand the need, and the ability, to engage in lifelong learning and function effectively as a leader in the environmental field

    Environmental Sciences Course Categories

    • Climate Change
    • Ecology
    • Energy and Environment
    • Environmental Pollution
    • Geology
    • GIS
    • Hydrology
    • Microbiology
    • Natural Disasters
    • Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
    • Waste Management

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