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Academic/Career Competencies

Students will learn and apply concepts and methodologies of their discipline; gain expertise and specialization required for their chosen field; and demonstrate competence in their fields of study, as determined by the program’s objectives.


Students will be able to analyze, and to articulate ideas appropriately and effectively; identify the purpose and context for communication; adapt to various audiences; and express ideas by using proper modes and media.

Critical Thinking

Students will be able to correctly identify problems by hearing, seeing or reading and to evaluate those problems; synthesize well-reasoned and defensible conclusions through research and analysis; and translate derived facts and arguments into appropriate actions to solve problems or construct plans to solve problems.

Global Awareness

Students will actively and competently engage in a variety of cultural contexts; evaluate personal and social assumptions about other cultures and peoples after learning about customs and cultures; and interact with others with respect and tolerance.

Information Literacy

Students will be competent in gathering, evaluating, processing, and using qualitative and quantitative information for academic, personal, and career purposes.

Personal Leadership

Students will demonstrate and exhibit honesty, self-motivation, integrity, respect and service to others while serving as a role model and demonstrate an understanding of the value of communication as a tool for personal and professional growth.

Technology Fluency

Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of information technology by being able to select and to apply technology productively to academic studies, work, and everyday life.

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