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Learning outcomes are the goals students achieve in their programs of study. They represent the knowledge, skills and attitudes that students should gain to successfully complete the requirements of a course, major, and degree. A special set of general learning outcomes cover the goals for all students at the university. Students begin mastery of the university’s learning outcomes in the core (first two years of study) and continue to develop these skills throughout their major. The learning outcomes for all students are:
Area A1. Written Communication
Students produce well-organized written communications that exhibit logical thinking and organization, use appropriate style for audience, and meet conventional standards of usage.
Area A2. Mathematics
Students demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze quantitative information; to apply mathematical principles and techniques; and to use mathematical models to solve applied problems.
Area B. Institutional Foundations
Students demonstrate effective critical thinking skills through interpreting, presenting or evaluating ideas.
Area C. Humanities/Fine Arts
Students can effectively evaluate the role of the humanities, fine arts, and languages in the human experience.
Area D. Natural and Computational Sciences
Students apply scientific and computational reasoning and methods of inquiry to explain natural phenomena and/or analyze quantitative information and solve applied problems.
Area E. Social Sciences
Students effectively analyze the complexity of human behavior, and how historical, economic, political, social, and/or spatial relationships develop, persist, and/or change.