Note: Student learning outcomes for individual undergraduate majors are listed on the academic program sites.

1. BASIC COMMUNICATION:
Basic Communication:
Students will:
  • produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms;
  • demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts;
  • research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details;
  • develop proficiency in oral discourse; and
  • evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.

Critical Thinking:
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
  • identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or others’ work; and
  • develop well-reasoned arguments.

Information Management:
Students will:
  • perform the basic operations of personal computer use;
  • understand and use basic research techniques; and
  • locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
2. MATHEMATICS:
Students will show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills:
  • Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics;
  • Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally;
  • Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems;
  • Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness; and
  • Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.
3. NATURAL SCIENCE:
Students will demonstrate:
  • an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis; and
  • the application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
4. SOCIAL SCIENCE:
Students will demonstrate:
  • an understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis; and
  • knowledge of major concepts, models, and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences.
5. THE ARTS:
Students will demonstrate an understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.
6. HUMANITIES GROUP:
Humanities:
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
  • read and analyze the main themes of written, visual, aural and/or cinematic texts;
  • articulate the central arguments of such texts orally and in writing;
  • situate a text in a larger generic, cultural, and/or historical context; and
  • comprehend, raise questions about, and synthesize classroom lectures and discussions with assigned texts.

American History:
Students will demonstrate:
  • knowledge of a basic narrative of American history (political, economic, social, and cultural), including knowledge of the unity and diversity in American society;
  • knowledge of common institutions in American society and how they have affected different groups; and
  • an understanding of America’s evolving relationship with the rest of the world.

Western Civilization:
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of Western civilization; and
  • relate the development of Western civilization to that of other regions of the world.
7. LANGUAGES AND CULTURES:
Foreign Language:
Students will demonstrate:
  • basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a foreign language; and
  • knowledge of the distinctive features of culture(s) associated with the language they are studying.

Other World Civilizations:
Students will:
  • demonstrate knowledge of either:
    a broad outline of world history; or
    the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of one non-Western civilization;
  • relate the development of Western civilization to that of other regions of the world.
8. HEALTH AND WELLNESS:
Students will demonstrate:
  • positive health and wellness concepts and practices; and
  • an understanding of how such practices contribute to mental and physical well-being.