- Provide students with a genuine, multidisciplinary educational foundation.
- Offer students integrative courses.
- Expose students to diverse approaches to understanding the relationships among humans, other species, and environments.
- Involve students in the search for practical solutions.
- Stimulate a personal commitment to informed action.
- Establish collaborative working relations with community organizations, government and tribal agencies, local businesses, and other educational institutions.
- Expose students to environmental justice issues and opportunities for action, emphasizing economic, social, and political causes.
- Promote civic responsibility.
- Prepare students for graduate studies or careers in related fields.