Student Learning outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes at Other Colleges and Universities by Department or Discipline

B.S. Accounting
Graduates will be able to apply statutory, professional and ethical standards to solve accounting and tax problems.

B.S. Sustainable Agriculture
Students will be able to 1) effectively use current techniques, skills, tools, and technology necessary for managing sustainable agriculture operations, 2) make strategic management decisions including marketing solutions to sustainable systems within the current agricultural system.

B.S. Agricultural Biotechnology
Graduates will demonstrate the ability to 1) develop, interpret, and critically evaluate modern approaches to scientific investigation, 2) examine the relationship between society and science, and the justification for biotechnological manipulation of plants, animals,

B.A. Anthropology
Graduates will be able to analyze diverse contemporary and ancient social contexts using the anthropological concept of cultural relativism.  

B.F.A. Art Education
Graduates will be able to apply theories of children’s artistic development and national and state educational standards to curriculum planning and development

B.A. Art History
Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use methods of analysis and interpretation through clearly written essays and research papers and in verbal discussion

B.A. Athletic Training
Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in the content area of Prevention and Health Promotion found in the Professional Education Council's 5th Edition of the Athletic Training Education Competencies.

B.S. Business Administration
Graduates will be able to recognize ethical dimensions of business decisions, and evaluate probable outcomes and impacts upon stakeholders.

B.S. Chemistry
Graduates will be able to 1) present data, calculations and/or conclusions in a clear, organized and scientifically appropriate manner, 2) demonstrate proficiency in the chemistry laboratory, especially with respect to the abilities to follow general laboratory practice guidelines, techniques including safety and use of modern chemical instrumentation

B.A. Communications
Graduates will be able to 1) identify and assess the global implications of communication theory and research

B.S. Computer Information Systems
Graduates will demonstrate understanding of database concepts, and proficiency in developing effective data models, designing and implementing relational databases, and manipulating data using SQL.

B.S. Computer Information Technology
Graduates will 1) effectively design a database system using Entity Relationship Diagrams and Normalization through Logical Database design, 2) produce system specification artifacts that are consistent, complete, and clear.

B.S. Computer Science
Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge and skills to design and produce their own original software artifacts.

B.S. Conservation and Management
Graduates will be able to: 1) describe how physical and ecological elements and processes sustain ecosystems and recognize the implications of altering those components; 2) apply conservation principles in developing conservation approaches for ecosystems or organisms within ecosystems…

B.A. Criminal Justice
Graduates will be able to 1) describe major justifications of punishment and how these relate to different sentencing and correctional policies, 2) apply criminological empirical research skills...

M.A. Educational Research Methods
Graduates will 1) solve real world problems and draw meaningful conclusions through the application of the concepts used in experimental design (including: randomization and blocking; analysis of variance; graphical techniques; factorial and fractional factorial designs), 2) independently design and carry out experimental and correlational research that yields valid results

B.A. Education
Graduates will be able to utilize alternative forms of evaluation in classroom teaching

B.A. Elementary Education
Graduates will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of teachers in the area of instructional design and lesson planning.

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduates can apply their knowledge quantitatively and qualitatively to solve technical problems…

B.S. Engineering (Aerospace)
Graduates will be able to apply and demonstrate the principles of engineering design, formulating requirements and constraints, following an open-ended decision process involving tradeoffs, completing a design addressing an aerospace engineering need.

B.A. English
Graduates will demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately to the rhetorical demands of an assignment.

B.A. Finance
Apply and interpret the appropriate risk measures (e.g. beta, standard deviation) to situations under uncertainty.

B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife
Graduates will meet leadership and team building skills competencies.  Specifically, Graduates should be able to: 1) constructively provide criticism to peers and to accept criticism from peers, 2) work with people of disparate social, political and educational backgrounds to build consensus and resolve conflicts while maintaining personal integrity.

B.A. Geology
Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply geological knowledge and techniques in field and laboratory situations that typically arise in geological research and industry

B.A. Gender Studies
Graduates will recognize, describe, and critique intersecting structures of oppression, especially with regard to women, gender, and sexuality using methodologies that are pertinent to the discipline of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

B.A. History
Graduates will be able to plan and carry out a historical research project; formulating historical questions and arguments, while locating and deploying historical data to answer or support…

B.A. International Studies
Graduates will apply their knowledge of intercultural communication to adapt and interact effectively with those from a different culture or cultural background. 

B.S. Kinesiology
Graduates will be able to articulate an understanding of human physiological adaptations to exercise and physical activity that are necessary for movement efficiency.

B.S. Mathematics
Graduates will be able to 1) produce, and critique for accuracy, complex mathematical proofs, 2) mathematically model natural phenomena.

B.S. Nursing
Graduates will be able to 1) synthesize knowledge from nursing and other disciplines in developing primary, secondary and tertiary interventions for culturally diverse individuals, 2) identify health promotion/disease prevention strategies for selected pathophysiological disorders across the lifespan,

B.A. Philosophy
Graduates will apply moral reasoning skills in constructively addressing contemporary problems

B.S. Physics
Graduates will be able to formulate hypotheses, explain measurements and analysis, and interpret experimental results in the context of prior theory as evidenced in written laboratory reports

Graduates will be able to independently conduct experiments in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and thermodynamics, including outlining experimental design, applying analysis of errors and uncertainties, and drawing conclusions based on the data and analysis.

M.A. Political Science
Graduates will apply major concepts and theories from the fields of political science and public administration to practical administrative scenarios within the European Union.

B.A. Psychology
Graduates will be able to 1) recognize and articulate the foundational assumptions, central ideas, and dominant criticisms of the psychoanalytic, Gestalt, behaviorist, humanistic, and cognitive approaches to psychology, 2) demonstrate their understanding of the processes of human behavior and social interaction and use social and behavioral science perspectives to interpret them.

B.S. Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Graduates will be able to conduct applied research and evaluation for the recreation, sport and tourism industry and clearly and effectively communicate results to a broad spectrum of audiences.

B.A. Sociology
Graduates will be able to frame social issues as empirical questions resolvable by observation;

assess the validity and reliability of evidence for competing claims regarding social issues,

A.A. Spanish
Graduates will be able to speak the language in a manner that is comprehensible by a native of a Spanish-speaking culture, using correct pronunciation, stress, rhythm, and intonation.

B.F.A. Theatre Arts
Graduates will be able to demonstrate an ability to integrate text analysis, voice production, movement, and acting technique into a cohesive characterization for public performance.