Core Attributes

Institutional Objective:  This institution holds the belief that the academic program of each student (in completion of the requirements of the major and the general education requirements) provides the opportunity to develop core attributes that support both personal and professional growth and goal achievement.

  • Communication Skills:  The ability to express ideas, collaborate, and articulate knowledge in a clear, focused, and organized manner.
  • Creativity:  The ability to conceive and express original ideas, perspectives, and solutions.
  • Critical Thinking:  The ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information in a logical manner.
  • Diverse Perspectives:  The ability to examine a concept in contexts and from historical and diverse perspectives other than one’s own, and appreciate diversity required for personal and professional interaction.
  • Information Literacy:  The ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use the needed information in an ethical, effective manner (ALA).
  • Quantitative Reasoning:  The application of computational methods and numerical data interpretation to solve problems.
  • Scientific Processes:  The application of scientific methods to gain knowledge and examine the laws, theories, and processes of physical, biological, or social phenomena.
  • Specialized Skills:  The theoretical, ethical, technological, and applied knowledge for career entry and continued professional development.