Environmental Technology and Sustainability
The Environmental Science (EVS) courses are required for the Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree program and will introduce students to science underlying biological and physical components of environmental systems, human impacts on biological systems and associated chemical and physical processes and structures in our environment. Students will learn the basic skills and concepts needed for proper laboratory experiments in Environmental Technology and Sustainability and related fields of study. Students will become familiar with basic field procedures, protocols, and methods.
The Environmental Technology and Sustainability degree program is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides students with an introduction to environmental components, processes, and issues. The core areas covered by the degree are environmental science, biology, physical and earth sciences, and sustainability. Students pursuing this major have the option of exploring diverse fields in environmental management and restoration, natural resources conservation, and sustainability. Many of the courses emphasize exploration and study of the Lake Tahoe Basin and the surrounding areas, a natural lab of outstanding beauty and richness.
Program Learning Outcomes
• Apply the scientific method to analyze organisms, structures, processes, and issues associated with local, regional, national, and global environments.
• Dissect, model, and communicate the complexity of the natural environment into its component interconnected systems.