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Program Goals

  1. Written and Oral Communication: Students will communicate effectively in both speech and writing.
  2. Quantitative Knowledge and Skills: Students will apply appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data and to solve problems.
  3. Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning: Students will use the scientific method of inquiry to acquire knowledge of the natural world.  They will apply the scientific skills of observation, investigation, experimentation, and verification to examine and explain natural phenomena; understand how the scientific process can lead to theories and laws that uncover fundamental principles of nature; and become aware of the influence of scientific discoveries and applications on society.
  4. Technological Competency: Students will use appropriate computer and other technologies to achieve educational and personal goals.
  5. Society and Human Behavior: Students will use social and behavioral science theories and concepts to analyze human behavior and social and political institutions.
  6. Humanistic Perspective: Students will analyze and interpret works and productions in such fields as literature, art, music, theater, philosophy, and religion; students will also consider learning and using a second language.
  7. Historical Perspective: Students will analyze historical events and movements in Western and/or non-western societies and assess their subsequent significance.
  8. Global and Cultural Awareness:  Students will study various world cultures and will analyze their similarities and differences.
  9. Information Literacy*: As they pursue their academic work, students will locate, evaluate, and use effectively information from a variety of relevant sources.
  10. Ethical Perspective*:  Students will recognize, analyze, and assess ethical issues and situations.

* denotes Integrated Course Goal