The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program is designed to prepare students for employment or transfer to a Master of Science (M.S.) program at Sitting Bull College and other institutions of higher education.
- The proper use of environmental sampling equipment and current technology in the classroom and in the field according to accepted "Standard Methods";
- The ability to design and conduct a field or laboratory study using appropriate sampling equipment and techniques according to accepted "Standard Methods";
- The ability to describe the similarities and differences between traditional and modern views of the Earth;
- The ability to describe biological, chemical, and physical influences on environmental media, including human health effects;
- The ability to describe transport mechanisms for contaminants as they travel through various environmental media;
- The ability to develop a professional research proposal and demonstrate the various steps of the scientific method in the design;
- The ability to develop and present a professional research presentation and answer questions in an appropriate manner;
- The ability to produce a final report of a research project that effectively provides a general narrative of the student’s research;
- The skill to integrate GPS/GIS technology into presentations; and
- The competency of developing a wildlife conservation and management plan applicable to the needs of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and/or the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.