Foundational and Substantive Policy and Knowledge – Graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of substantive environmental and climate policy and its role in society.
Foundational Policy and Advocacy Skills – Graduates will be able to independently and collaboratively engage in policy research (both qualitative and quantitative), analysis, and problem solving and communicate effectively and persuasively orally and in writing.
Commitment to Equity and Service – Graduates will analyze the impact of current and proposed policies on individuals and communities historically marginalized and underserved by political systems. Graduates will consider diverse perspectives and navigate the complexity that comes with multiple perspectives; listen while withholding judgement about the new or unfamiliar; reassess their personal perspective when appropriate; and seek points of connection and interact substantively with those who are different from themselves. Graduates will appreciate the importance of serving all communities and stakeholders in policymaking.
Professionalism – Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professionalism that involves working effectively inclusively and co-creating an environment where each perspective is considered for the cooperative purpose of making progress toward common goals. Graduates will interact respectfully and appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts.