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Qualities and skills of an environmental scientist

• Ability to work with a team
• Communication and quantitative skills (PUL*)
• Critical thinking & problem solving (PUL*)
• Detail-oriented
• Inquisitive
• Interpersonal skills
• Integration and application of knowledge (PUL*)
• Observational and investigative skills
• Physical stamina for fieldwork
• Professional values & ethics (PUL*)
• Understanding of relationships, interactions and patterns

*PUL = Principles of Undergraduate Learning define a set of abilities and skills that undergraduate students are expected to master. They reflect the expertise that graduate and professional schools and the workforce are seeking.