General Education - Learning Outcomes


The mission of the General Education Program is to cultivate intellectual and practical skills, introduce students to the range of intellectual traditions and perspectives expressed in the disciplines represented by our major programs, educate our students in the knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, and encourage the development of personal and social responsibility.  

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the requirements for the General Education Program, students will be able to:  

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
  2. Apply scientific and quantitative reasoning to solve problems and increase knowledge.
  3. Apply skills in critical analysis and reasoning for the interpretation of data.
  4. Engage critically with creative or artistic works.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to retrieve, interpret, evaluate, and use information.
  6. Analyze the role of values, ethics, diversity, and multiple perspectives in local and global society.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of various models for the development of the whole person. 
  8. Explore concepts, ideas, and methods from a variety of disciplines. 

Students establish and build a foundation of knowledge in general education. Each department is encouraged to incorporate and reinforce these SLOs in its department's SLOs so that they can continue to achieve higher levels of competency in each of these areas.