Institutional Outcomes

Critical Thinking and Communication

  1. Apply principles of logic to problem solve and reason with a fair and open mind.  
  2. Compose and present structured texts in a variety of oral and written forms according to purpose, audience, and occasion with implementation of thesis, supporting details, and idea development.
  3. Apply standard conventions in grammar, mechanics, usage, and punctuation.
  4. Appreciate diversity as it is expressed in multiple disciplines and across various cultures through reading, speaking, and writing.
  5. Conduct research, gather and evaluate appropriate information, and organize evidence into oral and written presentation using proper MLA, APA, and other discipline-specific formats to cite sources.
  6. Summarize, analyze, and interpret oral and written texts, with the ability to identify assumptions and differentiate fact from opinion.
  7. Utilizing various communication modalities, display creative expression, original thinking, and symbolic discourse.

Scientific Inquiry

  1. Identify components of the scientific method.
  2. Collect and analyze data. Skills of data collection include an understanding of the notion of hypothesis testing and specific methods of inquiry such as experimentation and systematic observation.
  3. Predict outcomes utilizing scientific inquiry: Using evidence and assertions, determine which conclusions logically follow from a body of quantitative and qualitative data.
  4. Analyze quantitative and qualitative information to make decisions and judgments and pose questions.
  5. Recognize the utility of the scientific method and its application to real life situations and natural phenomena.

Global Citizenship

Scientific & Technological Literacy

  1. Synthesize, interpret, and infer, utilizing information, data, and experience to solve problems, innovate, and explore solutions.
  2. Utilize quantitative expression in a variety of contexts. These would include units of measurement, visual representations, and scales and distributions.
  3. Produce oral and written information in various modes and media, using technology such as computers, the Internet, and library databases.

Ethical Behavior

  1. Integrate universally accepted values such as honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, courage, and compassion into judgments and decision-making.
  2. Apply ethical reasoning to contemporary issues and moral dilemmas.
  3. Appreciate the complexity of global relationships between self and others, as well as self and the environment.
  4. Exhibit respect for self and others.


  1. Apply and relate theories of aesthetics to everyday life.
  2. Utilize the creative process to explain universal values such as beauty and truth.
  3. Apply imagination to artistic expression.
  4. Value appearance in terms of how pleasing it is in movement, form, and function.

Personal and Professional Development

  1. Self-evaluate knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  2. Develop realistic goals.
  3. Display habits of intellectual exploration, personal responsibility, and physical well being.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues to make sound judgments and decisions.
  5. Value diverse cultures and populations.   
  6. Value the feedback of others.