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The Office of Planning and Assessment (OPA) strives to provide transparent, usable data about academic programs at Texas Tech to students and parents.
In this section, students and parents can discover the following information about their degree program:
  • Learning outcomes (What should you be able to do when you receive a degree in this field?)
  • Assessment methods (As you take classes in your major, how will you know that you are proficient in this field over time?)
We hope that both students and parents can utilize this information in order to navigate a clear path toward graduation and a future career in their desired field.

Search for a college, department or degree program with a keyword.

College Department Degree Program Name Learning Outcomes
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural and Applied Economics Agribusiness (MAB)
  • Acquisition of Economic Knowledge - Demonstrated understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods
  • Application of Economic Knowledge - Completion of a professional internship with a high quality organization that includes aspects of career development and professional success
  • Communication of Economic Knowledge - Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and oral form
  • Employment - Demonstrate ability to operate in an employment position requiring effective use of economic theory and analytic methods
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics (BS)
  • Communication- Development of professional ability to communicate in written and oral forms in both individual and team settings, in addition to effectively interacting with colleagues in team assignments
  • Mastery of theoretical and applied economic tools to prepare for advanced degrees in economics, law, business administration, and other related fields. Acquisition of the professional skill set necessary to attain meaningful employment in the areas of economics, business management, marketing, and sales
  • Disciplinary Knowledge- Development of ability to use logical inference and deductive reasoning in conjunction with economic models to effectively define and solve economic problems
  • Technology- Mastery of the use of basic computer-based information systems to organize, manipulate, analyze, and present economic data
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics (MS)

Thesis Option

  • Acquisition of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods
  • Application of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated ability to develop a research proposal, conduct analysis, & evaluate & report results
  • Communication of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and oral form
  • Employment- Demonstrated ability to operate in an employment position requiring effective use of economic theory and analytic methods. Placement of student in a position in their field within 9 months of graduation

Non-Thesis Option

  • Acquisition of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods
  • Application of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated ability to complete a professional paper demonstrating an understanding of economic concepts and analytical methods
  • Communication of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and oral form
  • Employment- Demonstrated ability to operate in an employment position requiring effective use of economic theory and analytic methods
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural and Applied Economics Agricultural and Applied Economics(PHD)
  • Acquisition of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods
  • Application of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated ability to analyze, evaluate & report results of research
  • Communication of Economic Knowledge- Demonstrated ability to communicate in written and oral form
  • Methodology of Economic Research- Demonstrated methodological expertise in an area of research on a topic generated by the student
  • Employment- Demonstrated ability to operate in a research-related employment position
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural Education and Communications Agricultural Communications (BS)
  • Synthesis of Knowledge- Students will demonstrate their mastery of skills required in agricultural communications professions
  • Acquisition of Knowledge- Demonstrated understanding of writing mechanics (grammar, spelling, and punctuation), writing style and design for various purposes and audiences
  • Application of Knowledge- Students will demonstrate their mastery of skills required in agricultural communications professions
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural Education and Communications Agricultural Communications (MS)
  • Application of Advanced Agricultural Communications Knowledge- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the agricultural ecommunications profession through scholarly productivity activities
  • Communication in Agricultural Communications- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form
  • Acquisition of Knowledge in Agricultural Communications- Students will demonstrate understanding of agricultural Communication theory and the methods and evaluation of research
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural Education and Communications Agricultural Communications (PHD)
  • Application of Advanced Agricultural Communications and Education Knowledge- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the agricultural communications and education profession through scholarly productivity activities.
  • Communication in Agricultural Communications and Education- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Acquisition of Knowledge in Agricultural Communications and Education- Students will demonstrate understanding of agricultural communications and education theory and the methods and evaluation of research.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural Education and Communications Agricultural Education (MS)
  • Application of Advanced Agricultural Education Knowledge- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the agricultural education profession through scholarly productivity activities
  • Communication in Agricultural Education- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Acquisition of Knowledge in Agricultural Education- Students will demonstrate understanding of agricultural education theory and the methods and evaluation of research.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural Education and Communications Agricultural Education (EDD)
  • Communication in Agricultural Education- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Application of Advanced Agricultural Education Knowledge- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the agricultural education profession through scholarly productivity activities.
  • Acquisition of Knowledge in Agricultural Education- Students will demonstrate understanding of agricultural education theory and the methods and evaluation of research.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Animal and Food Sciences Animal Science (BS)
  • Critical Thinking Skills- Students will develop critical thinking skills.
  • Knowledge of Animal Science- Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of animal science.
  • Experiential Learning- Students will engage in experiential learning activities and demonstrate skills to prepare them for future employment in agriculture.
  • Preparation for career- Graduating ANS students will leave TTU well prepared for their future careers.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Animal and Food Sciences Animal Science (MS)
  • Comprehensive Understanding of Animal Science- Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of animal science.
  • Critical Thinking Skills- Students will develop critical thinking skills.
  • Experiential Learning- Students will engage in experiential learning activities and demonstrate skills to prepare them for future employment in agriculture.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Animal and Food Sciences Animal Science (PHD)
  • Comprehensive Understanding of Animal Science- Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of animal science.
  • Critical Thinking Skills- Students will develop critical thinking skills.
  • Experiential Learning- Students will engage in experiential learning activities and demonstrate skills to prepare them for future employment in agriculture.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Natural Resources Management Conservation Law Enforcement (BS)
  • Scientific Method- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method and the abilities to think critically and solve problems.
  • Communication- Students will demonstrate communication skills in writing, speaking, and group discussion.
  • Quantitative and Analytical Skills- Students will demonstrate quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to use appropriate technology
  • Natural Resources- Students will demonstrate content-area expertise in the science of natural resources management.
  • Conservation Law Enforcement- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of conservation law enforcement.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Animal and Food Sciences Food Science (BS)
  • Knowledge of Food Science- Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of food science.
  • Critical Thinking Skills- Students will develop critical thinking skills.
  • Experiential Learning- Students will engage in experiential learning activities and demonstrate skills to prepare them for future employment in agriculture.
  • Preparation for career- Graduating FDSC students will leave TTU well prepared for their future careers.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Animal and Food Sciences Food Science (MS)
  • Knowledge of Food Science- Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of food science.
  • Critical Thinking Skills- Students will develop critical thinking skills.
  • Preparation for career- Graduating FDSC students will leave TTU well prepared for their future careers.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Plant and Soil Science Horticulture (MS)
  • Methodological Research Expertise and Critical Thinking- Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking to identify problems and derive conclusions in a complex global society.
  • Develop an understanding of both theoretical and applied principles of Horticulture Science- Students will develop and demonstrate a theoretical and applied knowledge of Horticulture Science.
  • Ability to design experiments and analyze data- Students will demonstrate their ability to design experimental plan for their research and analyze data generated.
  • Develop Communication Skills- Students will communicate in oral form appropriate for research level position in horticulture.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary - Agribusiness
  • Communication- Development of professional ability to communicate in written and oral forms in both individual and team settings, in addition to effectively interacting with colleagues in team assignments.
  • Integrated Learning- Mastery of theoretical and applied economic/business tools to prepare for advanced degrees in economics, law, business administration, and other related fields.
  • Acquisition of the professional skill set necessary to attain meaningful employment in the areas of economics, business management, finance, marketing, and sales.
  • Disciplinary Knowledge- Development of ability to use logical inference and deductive reasoning in conjunction with economic/business models to effectively define and solve economic/business problems.
  • Technology- Mastery of the use of basic computer-based information systems to organize, manipulate, analyze, and present economic data.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary - Agriculture/Leadership
  • Acquisition of Knowledge- Students will acquire agricultural/leadership knowledge-Demonstrated understanding of agricultural sciences and leadership theory.
  • Application of Agricultural Leadership Knowledge- Students will complete a professional internship with a quality organization that include aspects of career and leadership development and professional success.
  • Communications in Agricultural Leadership- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate both in written and oral form.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary - Teacher Certification (BS)
  • Acquisition of Knowledge- Students will acquire agricultural education knowledge with a demonstrated understanding of agricultural sciences and educational theory.
  • Application of Knowledge- Students will complete a student teaching internship at an approved school with a supervising teacher that includes aspects of planning, instruction, assessment, and program implementation.
  • Communications in Agricultural Education- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate in both oral and written form.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture (BLA)
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge- Theoretical and applied knowledge, skills and abilities within the field of Landscape Architecture. a. Knowledge b. Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrate skills- Demonstrate technical and professional skills needed to commence a professional career.
  • Diverse background- Demonstrate recognition of diverse background, philosophies in science and humanities and explain the professional ethics needed for a successful career.
  • Communication- Development of ability to communicate graphically, orally and in written form appropriate for entry-level position in Landscape Architecture in public and private firms.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture (MLA)
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge- Theoretical and applied knowledge, skills and abilities within the field of Landscape Architecture. a. Knowledge b. Skills & Abilities
  • Communication- Development of ability to communicate graphically, orally and in written form appropriate for entry-level position in Landscape Architecture in public and private firms.
  • Demonstrate skills- Demonstrate technical and professional skills needed to commence a professional career.
  • Demonstrate Diverse background- Demonstrate recognition of diverse background, philosophies in science and humanities and explain the professional ethics needed for a successful career.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Natural Resources Management Natural Resources Management (BS)
  • Communication- Students will demonstrate communication skills in writing, speaking, and group discussion.
  • Scientific Method- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method and the abilities to think critically and solve problems.
  • Quantitative and Analytical Skills- Students will demonstrate quantitative and analytical skills and the ability to use appropriate technology
  • Natural Resources- Students will demonstrate content-area expertise in the science of Natural Resources Management.
  • Concentration-Specific Skills Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of their chosen concentration (a specialization in conservation science, fisheries biology, ranch management, range conservation, or wildlife biology)
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Plant and Soil Science Plant and Soil Science (BS)
  • Application Each student will demonstrate exceptional ability to apply technical and professional problem solving, and critical thinking skills needed to function within their specific field in the Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Detailed Knowledge Each student will demonstrate exceptional in-depth knowledge and skills within their specific field in the Plant and Soil Sciences.
  • Basic Knowledge Each student will demonstrate exceptional ability to seek, find, and relate technical and professional knowledge in their specific field in the Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Communication Skills Each student will demonstrate exceptional oral, written, and additional communication skills appropriate for their specific field in the Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Plant and Soil Science Plant and Soil Science (MS)
  • Develop an understanding of both Applied and Theoretical Knowledge principles of Plant and Soil Science- Students will develop and demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge within their field of Plant and Soil Science.
  • Methodological Research Expertise and Critical Thinking- Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking to identify problems and derive conclusions in a complex global society
  • Ability to design experiments and analyze data- Students will demonstrate their ability to design experimental plan for their research and analyze data generated
  • Develop Communication Skills- Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate in oral form appropriate for a career in Plant and Soil Science
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Plant and Soil Science Plant and Soil Science (PHD)
  • Develop an understanding of both Applied and Theoretical Knowledge principles of Plant and Soil Science- Students will develop and demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge within their field of Plant and Soil Science.
  • Methodological Research Expertise and Critical Thinking- Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking to identify problems and derive conclusions in a complex global society
  • Ability to design experiments and analyze data- Students will demonstrate their ability to design experimental plan for their research and analyze data generated
  • Develop Communication Skills- Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate in oral form appropriate for a career in Plant and Soil Science
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Natural Resources Management Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management (MS)
  • Communication- Graduate students will demonstrate professional level oral, written, and multimedia communication skills.
  • Research- Graduates will receive comprehensive training in the areas of the scientific method, experimental design, and sampling techniques related to their specialty discipline in natural resource research.
  • Training- Graduates will be prepared for employment in the public or private sector or to pursue doctoral degrees in natural resource management.
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Natural Resources Management Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management (PHD)
  • Communication- Graduate students will demonstrate professional level oral, written, and multimedia communication skills.
  • Research- Graduates will receive comprehensive training in the areas of the scientific method, experimental design, and sampling techniques related to their specialty discipline in natural resource research.
  • Training- Graduates will be prepared for employment in the academic, public or private sector or to pursue doctoral degrees in natural resource management.
  • Teaching- Graduates will be effective teachers of natural resource management courses
College of Architecture Architecture Architecture (BSARCH)
  • Realm A: Critical thinking and representation: Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture must be able to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental contexts.
  • Realm A: Critical thinking and representation Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture must also be able to use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing, and modeling.
  • Realm B: Building Practices, Technical Skills, and Knowledge Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture must be able to comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems, and materials and be able to apply that comprehension to architectural solutions while integrating the principles of environmental stewardship.
  • Realm C: Integrated Arch Solutions Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution.
  • Realm D: Professional Practice Students completing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture must understand business principles for the practice of architecture, including management, advocacy, and the need to act legally, ethically, and critically for the good of the client, society, and the public.
College of Architecture Architecture  Architecture (MARCH)
  • Realm A: Critical thinking and representation: Students completing a Master of Architecture must be able to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental contexts.
  • Realm A: Critical thinking and representation Students completing a Master of Architecture must also be able to use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing, and modeling.
  • Realm B: Building Practices, Technical Skills, and Knowledge Students completing a Master of Architecture must be able to comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems, and materials and be able to apply that comprehension to architectural solutions while integrating the principles of environmental stewardship.
  • Realm C: Integrated Arch Solutions Students completing a Master of Architecture must be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution.
  • Realm D: Professional Practice Students completing a Master of Architecture must understand business principles for the practice of architecture, including management, advocacy, and the need to act legally, ethically, and critically for the good of the client, society, and the public.
College of Architecture Architecture Architecture (MS)
  • Scholarship Ability Enhanced student performance
College of Architecture Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary - Land Use Planning, Management and Design (PHD)
  • Physical design and multi-disciplinary endeavors - Students in the LPMD program must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the different facets of physical design and multi-disciplinary endeavors.
  • Communication Skills - Students in the LPMD program must demonstrate effective communication skills between compartmentalized systems of knowledge.
  • Interdisciplinary skills - Students in the LPMD program must demonstrate the ability to bring knowledge from one discipline to focus on problems and outgoing projects of another.
College of Arts and Sciences Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Anthropology (BA)
  • SLO #1 Communication Students completing a bachelors degree in Anthropology should be able to: demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate research data and findings.
  • SLO #2 Anthropological Theory Students completing a bachelors degree in Anthropology should be able to: assess theoretical approaches within the discipline of anthropology.
  • SLO #3 Ethical Conduct of Research Students completing a bachelors degree in Anthropology should be able to: identify the American Anthropological Association's Principles of Professional Responsibility and the Society for American Archaeology's Principles of Archaeological Ethics and to apply the principles to resolve an ethical dilemma.
College of Arts and Sciences Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Anthropology (MA)
  • Competence in Archaeology Students will be able to identify and describe the methods and theories of the subfield of archaeology
  • Competence in Physical Anthropology Students will be able to identify and describe the methods and theories of the subfield of physical anthropology.
  • Communication Students will demonstrate their ability to participate in appropriate professional activities, including the dissemination of new knowledge in professional settings like conferences.
  • Competence in ethnology. Students will identify and describe the methods and theories of the subfield of ethnology Research in Subfield Students will compile and categorize data to address a specific research topic relevant to their field of study.
College of Arts and Sciences Geosciences Atmospheric Science (MS)
  • Original Research Upon graduation student will have conducted an original piece of significant research
  • Effective Communication Upon graduation, students can communicate effectively
  • Breadth of knowledge Upon graduation, students have demonstrated a thorough fundamental knowledge of topics in Atmospheric Science
College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry Biochemistry (BA)
  • Strong content knowledge Graduates from this program will demonstrate strong content knowledge in biochemistry.
  • Proficiency in laboratory skills Graduates from this program will demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills (including knowledge of safety and ethics).
  • Marketability Graduates from this program will be prepared to move on to the next step in their career.
College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry Biochemistry (BA)
  • Strong content knowledge Graduates from this program will demonstrate strong content knowledge in biochemistry.
  • Proficiency in laboratory skills Graduates from this program will demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills (including knowledge of safety and ethics).
  • Marketability Graduates from this program will be prepared to move on to the next step in their career.
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Biology (BS)
  • Strong content knowledge Graduates from this program will demonstrate strong content knowledge in biochemistry.
  • Proficiency in laboratory skills Graduates from this program will demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills (including knowledge of safety and ethics).
  • Marketability Graduates from this program will be prepared to move on to the next step in their career.
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Biology (MS)
  • Scientific Reasoning in Biology Students will be able to reason scientifically and properly identify situations when such reasoning should be applied to the evaluation of data, hypotheses, and theories in Biology.
  • Modern Biological Theories To be able to explain the underlying evidence for, identify the strengths and limitations of, and reason with, all of the major theories of modern biology, including the cell theory, the theories of inheritance and molecular genetics, and the theory of evolution.
  • Biological skills and experimental design To recognize that living systems are inherently variable and to be able to understand and then conduct experiments appropriately, reflecting the students' abilities to apply statistical and research skills in a biological context
  • Graduate preparation for advanced degrees or the work place To have developed a cumulative and integrated knowledge of one or more biological disciplines at a level sufficient for admission to graduate and/or professional schools, or successfully getting a position in the public domain.
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Biology (MS)
  • Content and comprehension To have a broad understanding of biology and be able to discuss basic concepts both generally and in the students' respective areas of research.
  • Presentations, authorship and funding To ultimately be able to present research findings at regional, national or international meetings and publish their results in peer reviewed journals. In addition to be able to write grant proposals and fund research.
  • Getting a job Upon graduation, to be able to successfully compete for positions in academia or industry. Learning to teach To have demonstrated the ability to teach at the undergraduate level.
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology (BS)
  • Theories of Cell and Molecular Biology To be able explain the underlying evidence for, identify the strengths and limitations of, and reason with, all of the major sub-disciplines of modern cell and molecular biology, including cell theory, molecular genetics, Central Dogma, gene regulation and the molecular evolution.
  • Scientific Reasoning in Cell and Molecular Biology Students will be able to reason scientifically and properly identify situations when such reasoning should be applied to the evaluation of data, hypotheses, and theories in Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • Current techniques and experimental design To have an appreciation and knowledge of current techniques commonly used in cell and molecular research and how to design experiments using these techniques and analyze the results
  • Preparation for a postgraduate career To have developed a cumulative and integrated knowledge of one or more cell and/or molecular biological disciplines at a level sufficient for employment in industry, or admission to graduate or professional schools.
College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry and Biochemistry Chemical Biology (MS)
  • Application of Chemical Biology Students will work with novel chemical compounds applied to Biology.
  • Apply translational science Students will apply translational science in either their capstone experience or their thesis.
  • Professionally Competitive Students trained in Chemical Biology will be professionally competitive in the scientific community, based on exposure to methods, concepts, and teamwork in Chemical Biology.
College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry Chemistry (BA)
  • strong content knowledge Graduates from this program will demonstrate strong content knowledge in chemistry.
  • proficiency in laboratory skills Graduates from this program will demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills (including knowledge of safety and ethics).
  • marketability Graduates from this program will be prepared to move on to the next step in their career.
College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry Chemistry (BS)
  • strong content knowledge Graduates from this program will demonstrate strong content knowledge in chemistry.
  • proficiency in laboratory skills Graduates from this program will demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills (including knowledge of safety and ethics).
  • marketability Graduates from this program will be prepared to move on to the next step in their career.
College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry Chemistry (MS)
  • knowledge of chemical principles and research To demonstrate advanced knowledge of chemical principles and current scientific research in chemistry.
  • conduct research To be able to effectively conduct and design original, in-depth, scientific research in chemistry.
  • oral and written communication To be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, the results of new and advanced scientific research in chemistry.
  • safety and ethics To demonstrate a working understanding of chemical research safety, ethics, and responsible conduct (RCR).
College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry Chemistry (PHD)
  • knowledge of chemical principles and research To demonstrate advanced knowledge of chemical principles and current scientific research in chemistry.
  • conduct research To be able to effectively conduct and design original, in-depth, scientific research in chemistry.
  • oral and written communication To be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, the results of new and advanced scientific research in chemistry.
  • safety and ethics To demonstrate a working understanding of chemical research safety, ethics, and responsible conduct (RCR).
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Classics (BA)
  • Language proficiency Graduating Language and Culture majors will demonstrate second language proficiency no lower than the intermediate-mid level.
  • Professional Skills Students will communicate effectively and think critically.
  • Core Knowledge Students will show core knowledge of their area of specialization.
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Classics (MA)
  • None
College of Arts and Sciences Psychological Sciences Clinical Psychology (PHD)
  • To provide students in our doctoral program with broad and general training in the field of psychology. Students will gain the requisite knowledge covering the breadth of scientific psychology including biological aspects, cognitive and affective aspects, social aspects, history and systems, psychological measurement, research methodology, techniques of data analysis, and the ability to apply these areas as appropriate.
  • To produce graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to conduct and evaluate research. Objective 2A: Students will gain the theoretical and empirical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to conduct and evaluate methodologically and ethically sound research.
  • To produce graduate who have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes to engage in evidence-based practice of clinical psychology. Objective 3A: Students will gain knowledge in the scientific, methodological, and theoretical bases of the competencies associated with the evidence-based, ethical, and culturally informed practice of clinical psychology. Objective 3B: Using their knowledge, students will gain skill in evidence-based assessment and diagnosis of dysfunctional behavior, problems in living, and interpersonal difficulties across settings and will do so with professionalism, self-reflection, ethicality, and interpersonal and cultural sensitivity. Objective 3C: Using their knowledge, students will gain skill in evidence-based interventions for dysfunctional behavior, problems in living, and interpersonal difficulties across settings and will do so with professionalism, ethicality, and interpersonal and cultural sensitivity.
College of Arts and Sciences Psychological Sciences Counseling Psychology (PHD)
  • Case Conceptualization Upon completion of the doctoral degree for this program, students will be able to develop theoretically based case conceptualizations that will inform the psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of client issues.
  • Evidence-Based Practice Upon completion of the doctoral degree for this program, students will be able to employ scientifically informed, psychological interventions with clients.
  • Psychological Science Upon completion of the doctoral degree for this program, students will be able to critically analyze and produce psychological science, demonstrating knowledge about the process of scientific inquiry including research methods and statistics.
  • Cultural Diversity Applications Upon completion of the doctoral degree for this program, students will be able to apply the knowledge of cultural diversity to psychological practice.
  • Ethical/Legal Issues Upon completion of the doctoral degree for this program, students will be able to identify and respond effectively to ethical and legal issues involved in psychological practice and research
College of Arts and Sciences Economics Economics (BA)
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of core microeconomic principles and theories
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the workings of markets by using the underlying theories of consumer and firm behavior
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of core macroeconomics principles and theories
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of macroeconomic policy approaches and issues
  • Students will be able to explain and evaluate the philosophical and historical development of economic thought
College of Arts and Sciences Economics Economics (BS)
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of core microeconomic principles and theories
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the workings of markets by using the underlying theories of consumer and firm behavior
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of core macroeconomics principles and theories
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of macroeconomic policy approaches and issues
  • Students will be able to analyze economic problems with empirical and quantitative methods
College of Arts and Sciences Economics Economics (MA)
  • Students under the non-thesis option will demonstrate a substantial understanding of microeconomic theory
  • Students under the non-thesis option will demonstrate a substantial understanding of macroeconomic theory
  • Students under the non-thesis option will demonstrate that they are able to apply economic theory to policy questions
  • Students under the thesis option will demonstrate the ability to carry out research in a particular area of economics
College of Arts and Sciences Economics Economics (PHD)
  • Students will demonstrate a substantial knowledge of understanding of microeconomic theory
  • Students will demonstrate a substantial knowledge of macroeconomic theory
  • Students will demonstrate a substantial knowledge of mathematical and statistical tools used in economics
  • Students will demonstrate a substantial knowledge of three areas of specialization (teaching/research areas) in economics
  • Students will be able to produce original research in their area of research specialization
College of Arts and Sciences English English (MA)
  • Critical Reading and Interpretation of texts Students will demonstrate knowledge of the range and variety of linguistic and literary materials and range and variety of possible critical approaches.
  • Professional Development Students will demonstrate their understanding of English as a profession through critical reflection and self-assessment through either writing a self-reflective essay to the portfolio or writing an introduction to the MA thesis.
  • Research Methods or Critical Theory Student will demonstrate competence in research methods or critical theory.
College of Arts and Sciences English English (PHD)
  • Research Methods and Critical Theory Students will demonstrate competence in research methods and critical theory.
  • Critical Reading and Interpretation of texts Students will demonstrate knowledge of the range and variety of linguistic and literary materials, as well as the range and variety of possible critical approaches.
  • Teaching as a Profession Students who intend to go into academia after graduation will demonstrate their ability to teach literature at the college level.
  • Professional Development Students will demonstrate their understanding of English as a profession through critical reflection and self-assessment, particularly toward clarification of professional identity and objectives.
College of Arts and Sciences English English Creative Writing (BA)
  • Identify Genres and Subgenres Students will be able to identify the conventions that define one of three literary genres (fiction, poetry, and creative/narrative nonfiction) and the subgenres within that genre.
  • Writing Competence in Genres To demonstrate competence in the writing of one of the three major genres. Creative Writing Theory: Aesthetics and Poetics Students will be able to discuss literature in one of the three major genres by identifying the basic terminology and aesthetic values of poetry; to understand the concept of "a direct impression of life" as it applies to fiction and nonfiction texts; and to understand the ethical demands in writing nonfiction and fiction texts and distinguishing between the two.
  • Critique and Evaluation of Creative Work Students will be able to give and receive criticism of their own work and others' work that is articulate, constructive, and wise.
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resources Management (PSM)
  • Knowledge and Scholarship Upon completion of the degree, students should be able summarize major the concepts in areas of ecology, environmental sustainability and natural resources management.
  • Professional skills components Upon completion of the degree students will demonstrate professional skills relevant to working in a business, governmental or non-governmental agency or non-profit organization
  • Communication Upon completion of the degree, students should be able to demonstrate a professional level of communication skills in written and oral form
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Upon completion of the degree students will . . . . . . . . . a. describe what was gained through the internship/capstone experience b. cite specific ways in which he or she applied the principles/practices attained from his or her area of concentration in the PSM program through having participated in the internship/capstone program. c. be able to discuss whether the internship/capstone experience has/has not been what was expected d. compile a final written report of the results of research experiences, if undertaken as part of this program e. create research or term papers, as required, for graduate classes f. seek and participate in interviews for permanent employment g. include all relevant and required information about the internship/capstone experience in his or her student portfolio
  • Professional Development Students will demonstrate. . . . . . . a. a graduate level understanding of the content of the required and elective courses that comprise his or her PSM program b. professional business skills in communication , finance and accounting, leadership, management, personal development (including business ethics) and team building c. scientific and relevant business experiences in the corporate, governmental or non-profit world of work d. an understanding about the work culture of the corporate, governmental or non-profit world e. the ability to work effectively without excess supervision in a science-related corporation, governmental or non-profit organization 
College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Toxicology Environmental Toxicology (MS)
  • Scientific Reasoning Students will have an advanced working knowledge of the paradigms of toxicology and will have demonstrated critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills
  • Enhancing Research Engaging in Scientific Research Projects
  • Outreach and Engagement Presenting and Publishing the Results of Scientific Research
College of Arts and Sciences Environmental Toxicology Environmental Toxicology (PHD)
  • Scientific Reasoning Students will have an advanced working knowledge of the paradigms of toxicology and will have demonstrated critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills
  • Enhancing Research Engaging in Scientific Research Projects
  • Outreach and Engagement Presenting and Publishing the Results of Scientific Research
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures French (BA)
  • Language proficiency Graduating Language and Culture majors will demonstrate second language proficiency no lower than the intermediate-mid level.
  • Professional Skills Students will communicate effectively and think critically.
  • Core Knowledge Students will show core knowledge of their area of specialization.
College of Arts and Sciences Psychological Sciences General Experimental Psychology (MA)
  • Conduct Research Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to conduct psychological research.
  • Communicate Research Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to describe their psychological research in oral and written formats.
  • Research Ethics Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of psychological research ethics.
College of Arts and Sciences Psychological Sciences General Experimental Psychology (PHD)
  • Consume Research Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to consume psychological research.
  • Produce Research Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to produce psychological research.
  • Communicate Research Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to describe their psychological research in oral and written formats.
  • Research Ethics Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of psychological research ethics.
College of Arts and Sciences Arts and Sciences General Studies (BGS)
  • Writing Skills Students will demonstrate appropriate writing skills in Writing Intensive (WI) classes in one or more of their areas of concentration within the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Competence Students will demonstrate an understanding of their chosen primary or secondary area of concentration within the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Program and future goals Students will demonstrate how the BGS Program has prepared them for their future academic and professional goals.
College of Arts and Sciences Geosciences Geography (BA)
  • Human-Environment Interactions Students will analyze and explain how humans interact with the natural environment.
  • Geographic Information Systems/Cartography Students can make an original and professional-quality map using a variety of data source
  • Effective Communication By graduation, students can write clearly and concisely
College of Arts and Sciences Geosciences Geography (MS)
  • Original Research Students will have conducted a significant piece of original research
  • Effective Communication Students can communicate effectively
  • Breadth of knowledge Students have demonstrated a thorough fundamental knowledge of topics in Geography
College of Arts and Sciences Geosciences Geosciences (BA)
  • Geological Processes Students will understand geological processes in the basic geological areas.
  • Analyze Information Students will be able to critically analyze information presented in the geological literature and technical reports.
  • Geological Research Students will be able to conduct geological research, including hypothesis formation, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Effective Communication Students will be able to effectively communicate results of geological research in a professional manner.
College of Arts and Sciences Geosciences Geosciences (BS)
  • Geological Processes Students will understand geological processes in the basic geological areas.
  • Analyze Information Students will be able to critically analyze information presented in the geological literature and technical reports.
  • Geological Research Students will be able to conduct geological research, including hypothesis formation, data collection, analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Effective Communication Students will be able to effectively communicate results of geological research in a professional manner.
College of Arts and Sciences Geosciences Geosciences (MS)
  • Original Research Students will have conducted a significant piece of original research
  • Effective Communication Students can communicate effectively.
  • Breadth of Knowledge Upon graduation, students have demonstrated a thorough fundamental knowledge of topics in Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences Geosciences Geosciences (PHD)
  • Original Research Students will have conducted a significant piece of original research
  • Effective Communication Students can communicate effectively.
  • Breadth of Knowledge Upon graduation, students have demonstrated a thorough fundamental knowledge of topics in Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures German (BA)
  • Language Proficiency Graduating Language and Culture majors will demonstrate second language proficiency no lower than the intermediate-mid level.
  • Professional Skills Students will communicate effectively and think critically.
  • Core Knowledge Students will show core knowledge of their area of specialization.
College of Arts and Sciences Political Science Global Studies (BA)
  • Global Affairs Students will demonstrate an understanding of global cultural, economic, ecological, and political conditions
  • Global Conditions Students will demonstrate an understanding of explanations for global conditions
  • Global Change Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major global changes that have occurred on the last two millenni
  • The World's Regions Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of specific regions of the world to global affiars
  • Global Research Students will demonstrate an ability to conduct research on a problem in global affairs
College of Arts and Sciences History History (BA)
  • Research and Argument Students will actively and clearly state a thesis that is consistent with their research. Students will also effectively use primary sources and be conversant with current and past historiographical arguments in a chosen topic area.
  • Organization and Presentation Students will be able to construct a well-written, organized, and argued historical narrative. Students will also be able to construct introductions and conclusions that effectively contextualize and/or summarize the broader issues related to their argument, and can produce footnotes or endnotes that are consistent and properly formatted.
  • Critical Thinking Skills Students will learn to ask appropriate historical questions, and will practice and demonstrate an ability to investigate, analyze, and synthesize historical evidence in an effort to answer those questions, while discussing the causes and consequences of historical change and continuity, as well as race, gender, class and other historical categories.
College of Arts and Sciences History History (MA)
  • Methodology Students will learn about historical sources, methods, analytical techniques, and be able to construct well-argued historical narratives in their research and writing.
  • Historiography Students will become conversant with various schools of historical thought, and be able to integrate these different schools of thought into their research and writing.
  • Critical Thinking Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills through finding, evaluating, and synthesizing historical evidence and will demonstrate an ability to discuss issues such as causes and consequences of historical change and continuity, race, gender, class, and other historical categories.
College of Arts and Sciences History History (PHD)
  • Methodology Students will learn about historical sources, methods, analytical techniques, and be able to construct well-argued historical narratives in their research and writing.
  • Historiography Students will become conversant with various schools of historical thought, and be able to integrate these different schools of thought into their research and writing.
  • Original Research Students will demonstrate an ability to conduct independent and original research, and will be able to present that research in a well-written, well-argued, and well-organized form.
College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary - Public Administration (MPA)
  • Public Administration_1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the essentials of budgeting, organizational theory, policy process, human resource management, and research methodologies as they pertain to public administration.
  • Recognize_1 Students will demonstrate a substantive understanding of the principles and theories of one track in Public Administration.
  • Commitment_1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to public service values.
  • Methodology and Techniques_1 Students will demonstrate effectiveness in applying the methodology, techniques, and research methods to problems in Public Administration.
  • Communication_1 Students will demonstrate effectiveness in oral and written communication.
College of Arts and Sciences   Interdisciplinary Studies - International Affairs (MA)
  • Integration of Fields_1 Students are able to explain how the various fields they have studied re related or share common qualities.
  • Knowledge of Fields_1 Students demonstrate knowledge of their substantive fields of study both within and between academic departments.
  • Writing Ability_1 Students demonstrate ability at effective written communication
  • Critical Thinking_1 Students demonstrate effective critical thinking skills.
  • Oral Communication_1 Students demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
College of Arts and Sciences Economics International Economics (BSINECO)
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of core microeconomic principles and theories
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of core macroeconomics principles and theories
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of international trade theory and policy
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of international finance theory and issues
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the operations and economic impacts of multinational firms
College of Arts and Sciences Health Exercise and Sport Sciences Kinesiology (BS)
  • Describe physiological, psychological, and behavioral responses to exercise and physical activity.
  • Design and implement exercise programs to improve physical function in adults of various age groups and health conditions.
  • Demonstrate competency in assessing human performance.
  • Write clearly and effectively in order to communicate within a professional health-care setting.
College of Arts and Sciences Health Exercise and Sport Sciences Kinesiology (MS)
  • Articulate and demonstrate competent understanding of the scientific method as applied to human movement.
  • Apply principles underlying benefits and adaptations to human movement.
  • Translate research into practice by demonstrating the ability to educate individuals about lifestyle modification.
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Languages and Cultures (BA)
  • Language Proficiency Graduating Language and Culture majors will demonstrate second language proficiency no lower than the intermediate-mid level.
  • Professional Skills Students will communicate effectively and think critically.
  • Core Knowledge Students will show core knowledge of their area of specialization. 
College of Arts and Sciences English Literature and Language (MA)
  • Core Knowledge Students graduating with an MA degree in Languages and Cultures will be able to articulate in written and oral form their understanding and knowledge of primary and secondary materials in their area of specialization.
  • Professionalization Students graduating with an MA degree in Languages and Cultures will have the professional skills to go on to the next stage in their career.
  • Theoretical Foundation Students graduating with an MA in Languages and Cultures will demonstrate a knowledge of the theoretical foundation of their specialization.
College of Arts and Sciences English Creative Writing (BA)
  • Identify Genres and Subgenres Students will be able to identify the conventions that define one of three literary genres (fiction, poetry, and creative/narrative nonfiction) and the subgenres within that genre.
  • Writing Competence in Genres To demonstrate competence in the writing of one of the three major genres.
  • Creative Writing Theory: Aesthetics and Poetics Students will be able to discuss literature in one of the three major genres by identifying the basic terminology and aesthetic values of poetry; to understand the concept of "a direct impression of life" as it applies to fiction and nonfiction texts; and to understand the ethical demands in writing nonfiction and fiction texts and distinguishing between the two.
  • Critique and Evaluation of Creative Work Students will be able to give and receive criticism of their own work and others' work that is articulate, constructive, and wise.
College of Arts and Sciences Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics (BA)
  • Proof Writing Students will write clear correct proofs of results from algebra and analysis
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems involving mathematical models and computation
  • Career Readiness Students will be well prepared for graduate work in mathematics and statistics and for employment as K-12 teachers.
College of Arts and Sciences Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics (BS)
  • Proof Writing Students will write clear correct proofs of results from algebra and analysis.
  • Single- and Multi-Variable Calculus Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems using single- and multi-variable calculus.
  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Students will solve problems using linear algebra and differential equations.
College of Arts and Sciences Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics (MA)
  • Knowledge of Advanced Mathematics Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced mathematical topics and the ability to communicate mathematics
  • Application to Teaching Students will apply the mathematical content knowledge gained in this program to improve the depth and clarity of explanations given to students and to improve classroom activities
  • Training to Teach AP and College Courses Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively teach AP, dual credit, and community college courses in algebra, statistics, pre-calculus, and calculus
College of Arts and Sciences Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics (MS)
  • Analysis Students will solve problems and write proofs using the theory of metric spaces, Lp spaces, and measures.
  • Algebra and Topology Students will solve problems and write proofs in algebra and topology.
  • Modeling Students will solve problems and write proofs using statistical and numerical models
College of Arts and Sciences Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics (PHD)
  • Algebra and Topology Students will solve problems and write proofs in algebra and topology.
  • Modeling Students will solve problems and write proofs using statistical and numerical models
  • Real and Complex Analysis Students will solve problems and write proofs using real analysis and complex analysis.
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Microbiology (BS)
  • Understanding Basic Microbiology To have acquired critical thinking and scientific reasoning skills and understand the basic principles of microbiology, including the areas of general microbiology, physiology, genetics, virology, ecology, immunology, and pathogenic microbiology.
  • Microbiological essentiality and complexity To appreciate the practical benefits of microorganisms to humans, including important agricultural, environmental, industrial, medical, and pharmaceutical applications, as well as the complexity of the microbial world as well as its essential role in sustaining life.
  • Preparation for a postgraduate career To be prepared for future educational opportunities in graduate or professional school programs and/or a career in the workplace,
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Microbiology (MS)
  • Content and comprehension To have a broad understanding of and be able to discuss basic concepts of microbiology and those specific areas directly related to the student's research.
  • Presentations, authorship and funding To ultimately be able to present research findings at regional, national or international meetings and publish their results in peer reviewed journals.In addition to be able to write grant proposals and fund research.
  • Matriculation to earn a higher degree or acquire a job To be able to pursue an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., or D.D.S) upon completion of the M.S. degree or be prepared to successfully compete for a job.
College of Arts and Sciences Philosophy Philosophy (BA)
  • Content Knowledge A student with a BA degree in Philosophy from TTU should be able to demonstrate knowledge of Western Philosophy, including key figures, movements, and theories.
  • Program placement Graduates are prepared to enter graduate programs in Philosophy or other academic or professional fields, or a satisfying job.
  • Communication A student with a BA degree in Philosophy from TTU should be able to read, write, and orally communicate at a high level of sophistication.
College of Arts and Sciences Philosophy Philosophy (MA)
  • Content Knowledge A student with a MA degree in Philosophy from TTU should know the history of Western Philosophy, including key figures, movements, and theories.
  • Program placement Graduates are prepared to enter competitive PhD programs, or other academic or professional programs.
  • Communication A student with a MA degree in Philosophy from TTU should be able to read, write, and orally communicate at a high level of sophistication.
College of Arts and Sciences Physics Physics (BS)
  • Problem-solving skills competence Students will be able to analyze and solve a wide variety of physics problems, utilizing their conceptual knowledge base and appropriate mathematical approaches
  • Conceptual learning and integration Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the major concepts of the different fields of physics and their integration into the common conceptual basis of the physical view of the world.
  • Ability to communicate physical results orally and in written form Students will be able to effectively report on the results of physical experimental or theoretical results, using acceptable standard formats both in oral presentations and written reports.
College of Arts and Sciences Physics Physics (MS)

Enhance Problem Solving skills Students will demonstrate advanced skills in analyzing and solving problems in Mechanics, Electromagnetism, and Materials Physics.

Develop Analytical Capability Students will develop analytical skills in Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics, and Molecular Biophysics.

Develop Research Competance Students using the MS Thesis option will demonstrate ability to conduct and analyze an experimental or theoretical research project, write a research thesis and present an oral defense.

Students using the MS Comprehensive Exam option will demonstrate ability to solve problems at the basic core course level.

Improve Communication Skills Students will improve their scientific communication skills by instructing labs and discussions, writing project and research reports, and making oral presentations.

Demonstrate Success Graduates of the Physics Masters program will demonstrate success in their chosen career paths.

College of Arts and Sciences Physics Physics (PHD)
  • Develop Expertise Students will aquire expertise in advanced Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetism.
  • Aquire Specialized Knowledge Students will develop detailed knowledge in a specialized area within physics.
  • Develop Independence in Research Students will demonstrate ability to design, conduct, and analyze an experimental or theoretical original research project and defend the results orally and in print.
  • Demonstrate Success Graduates will demonstrate success in their career paths.
College of Arts and Sciences Political Science Political Science (BA)
  • Knowledge of American Political System_1 Demonstrate considerable knowledge of the structures and processes of the American political system.
  • Compare Political Systems_1 Students must demonstrate knowledge of the political systems from different countries, democratic vs. non-democratic.
  • Understand International System_1 Demonstrate a complex understanding of the international system and how states and transnational actors operate within it.
  • Understand Judicial System_1 Understand the structure of the American judicial system and its basic operation.
  • Assess research validity_1 Assess the validity of research methods used by political science scholars.
College of Arts and Sciences Political Science Political Science (MA)
  • Knowledge of specific field(s) Students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of concepts, literature and research traditions in at least one field of Political Science.
  • Analyze political questions_1 Students will demonstrate an ability to use correlation statistics to analyze a political question.
  • Use Political Science data_1 Students will demonstrate the ability to access and use political science data.
  • Interpret multivariate statistics_1 Students will demonstrate an ability to interpret multivariate statistics.
College of Arts and Sciences Political Science Political Science (PHD)
  • Multivariate Statistical Procedures_1 Students will demonstrate a mastery of multivariate statistical procedures as applied to different data structures.
  • Understanding of two fields_1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of major concepts and theories in at least two fields of Political Science.
  • Conduct independent research_1 Students will demonstrate an ability to conduct independent research through the presentation of second year papers and conference papers.
  • Classroom unstruction effectiveness_1 Students will demonstrate effectiveness in classroom instruction.
  • Commitment to Research_1 Students will demonstrate a commitment, and ability, to conduct continuous research
College of Arts and Sciences Psychological Sciences Psychology (BA)
  • Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Students will use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena, will demonstrate psychology information literacy, will engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving, and will interpret, design and conduct basic psychological research.
  • Communication Skills Students will demonstrate effective writing for different purposes and will exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes.
  • Knowledge Base in Psychology Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings of psychology
  • Professional Development in Psychology Students will articulate the skill sets desired by employers who will hire or select people with psychology backgrounds, will demonstrate evidence of attaining skill sets desired by psychology-related employers, and will demonstrate teamwork capacity.
College of Arts and Sciences Political Science Psychology (MA)
  • Knowledge Graduate-level knowledge of statistics, research methods, psychopathology, theory, ethics, multicultural issues, professional issues, assessment, consulting, and psychotherapy
  • Research Successful completion, or in some cases substantial progress and near-completion by end of year 2, of an independent, empirical research project at the master's level. This includes assessment by faculty advisors and committees.
  • Practicum Graduate-level knowledge of essential theory, research, and practice regarding clinical assessment, consulting, and psychotherapy
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Romance Languages (MA)
  • Core Knowledge Students graduating with an MA degree in Romance Languages will be able to articulate in written and oral form their understanding and knowledge of primary and secondary materials in their area of specialization
  • Theoretical Foundation Students graduating with an MA in Romance Languages will demonstrate a knowledge of the theoretical foundation of their specialization.
  • Professionalization Students graduating with an MA degree in Romance Languages will have the professional skills to go on to the next stage in their career
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Russian Language and Area Studies (BA)
  • Language proficiency Graduating Language and Culture majors will demonstrate second language proficiency no lower than the intermediate level.
  • Professional Skills Students will communicate effectively and think critically.
  • Core Knowledge Students will show core knowledge of their area of specialization.
College of Arts and Sciences Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Social Work (BA)
  • Professional identity Students will demonstrate identification with the tenets of the social work profession.
  • Sensitivity to context Students will demonstrate sensitivity to the evolving context of social work practice.
  • Function effectively Students will demonstrate ability to function effectively in a social work practice environment.
College of Arts and Sciences Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Social Work (MSW)
  • Professional Identity (16-17) Student will identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
  • Sensitivity to context (16-17) Students will engage diversity and difference in practice.
  • Function Effectively (16-17) Students will apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
College of Arts and Sciences Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Sociology (BA)
  • Research Design and Methods Understand and demonstrate ability to implement social research methods.
  • Understanding Contemporary Social Life Students will have an understanding of how contemporary sociological perspectives can be used to increase our knowledge of human behavior in various social and institutional settings.
  • Understanding and Applying Classical Sociological Theory Students will demonstrate the application of classical social theory to a social problem or issue today. This will measure their ability to not only master the material, but also show that it can still be applicable in modern life.
College of Arts and Sciences Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Sociology (MA)
  • Improving students' research skills Students will learn to conduct social research, from literature review, basic research design to gathering and analyzing data and relating the results to the appropriate literature in the discipline.
  • Program quality Students will acquire advanced understanding of the major sociological theories and research methods and be able to apply them in analyzing social behavior and in guiding social research.
  • Presentation at professional conferences By the end of their graduate program, students will be able to participate in appropriate professional activities such as academic conferences.
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Spanish (BA)
  • Language proficiency - Graduating Spanish majors will demonstrate second language proficiency no lower than the intermediate-high level.
  • Professional Skills Students will communicate effectively and think critically.
  • Core Knowledge Students will show core knowledge of their area of specialization.
College of Arts and Sciences Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Spanish (PHD)
  • Content Knowledge Doctoral students will expand their prior understanding of the fields of Spanish literature or Spanish linguistics to acquire a throughout expertise, and make a significant contribution to either area.Literature students will be able to define and examine literary genres, movements and periods from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America in order to analyze texts within their socio-historical, cultural and political contexts. Spanish linguistics students will be able to integrate a variety of theoretical frameworks and interdisciplinary approaches to examine questions related to the acquisition of Spanish as a second language, bilingualism, language in contact and language variation, as well as linguistic aspects related to new literacies, technology and heritage language learners.
  • Professionalization Doctoral students will build credentials to acquire a professional identity utilizing their skills (i.e. teaching, publishing, grant-writing, etc.) to end this degree with more job opportunities.
  • Research Proficiency Doctoral students will demonstrate the ability to perform sophisticated, independent, and original research to expand their fields of expertise.
College of Arts and Sciences Kinesiology and Sports Management Sports Management (BS)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills when analyzing current and proposed sport management practices.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to use new media and existing technologies in sport management practice.
College of Arts and Sciences Kinesiology and Sports Management Sports Management (MS)
  • Design, organize, market, and implement socially responsible sport-related events.
  • Critically analyze sport management scholarship and case studies and demonstrate practical conclusions
  • Exhibit knowledge of ethical, socially responsible leadership and management theories and applications in sport-based projects.
College of Arts and Sciences Mathematics and Statistics Statistics (MS)
  • Analysis Students will solve problems and write proofs using the theory of metric spaces, Lp spaces, and measures.
  • Algebra and Topology Students will solve problems and write proofs in algebra and topology.
  • Modeling Students will solve problems and write proofs using statistical and numerical models
College of Arts and Sciences English Technical Communication (BA)
  • Document Design Design documents using both text and graphics appropriate for a variety of workplace readers in national and international settings.
  • Audience Analysis Research the information needs of document readers, users of technology, and decision makers.
  • Usability Test and evaluate the effectiveness of technical documents in various online and print media.
  • Writing Ability Execute the industry-accepted processes for developing and managing instructional, informational, and persuasive documents in a workplace context.
  • Collaboration Contribute productively to document development teams.
  • Workplace Preparedness Demonstrate readiness to enter employment in technical communication or a related field.
College of Arts and Sciences English Technical Communication (MA)
  • Analysis Students will be able to analyze and respond appropriately to rhetorical situations and key issues in the field, including the differing goals and agendas of audiences, organizations, and societies.
  • Communication Skills Students will be able to use a variety of appropriate communication technologies and media.
  • Theory Students will be able to create effective and user-centered technical documentation justified with relevant theory.
  • Ethics Students will be able to demonstrate sensitivity to the ethical, professional, and cultural issues that face technical communicators.
  • Readiness for Industry Students will be able to demonstrate the capacity to enter the workforce in technical communication as advanced hires.
  • Readiness for Doctoral Programs Students will be able to enter doctoral programs in rhetoric, technical communication, and related fields
  • Professionalism Students demonstrate a sense of professionalism and a commitment to the profession
College of Arts and Sciences English Technical Communication and Rhetoric (PHD)
  • Analysis Students will be able to analyze technical communication situations and documents from a variety of theoretical and rhetorical perspectives.
  • Scholarship Students will be able to prepare scholarship for presentation and publication.
  • Research Students will be able to employ appropriate research methodologies to produce scholarship that extends knowledge in the disciplines of technical communication and rhetoric.
  • Readiness for Industry Students who intend to enter the workforce in technical communication will do so as managers, researchers, and advanced hires.
  • Readiness for Academy Students will demonstrate the capacity to enter the professoriate in programs of rhetoric, technical communication, composition, and related fields.
  • Professionalism Students demonstrate a sense of professionalism and a commitment to the profession
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Zoology (BS)
  • General comprehension and scientific reasoning To possess a general understanding and appreciation of invertebrate and vertebrate diversity, including structural and evolutionary relationships and to demonstrate proficiency in critical think and scientific reasoning.
  • Degree of specialization To possess both general knowledge of animal biology and specialized knowledge in some taxonomic group (e.g. Ornithology, Mammalogy, Herpetology, Entomology, etc.).
  • Research methods in Zoology To demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of research methods in used in Zoology
  • Postgraduate preparation in Zoology To possess a sufficient knowledge to excel in professional and graduate school or obtain employment in zoologically related fields upon completion of the degree.
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Zoology (MS)
  • Presentations, authorship and funding To ultimately be able to present research findings at regional, national or international meetings and publish their results in peer reviewed journals.In addition to be able to write grant proposals and fund research.
  • Content and comprehension To have a broad understanding of and be able to discuss basic concepts of zoology and those specific areas directly related to the student's research.
  • Matriculation to earn a higher degree or acquire a job To be able to pursue an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., or D.D.S) upon completion of the M.S. degree or be prepared to successfully compete for a job
College of Arts and Sciences Biological Sciences Zoology (PHD)
  • Content and comprehension To have a broad understanding of biology and be able to discuss fundamental biological concepts both generally and specifically in the students' respective areas of research.
  • Presentations, authorship and funding To ultimately be able to present research findings at regional, national or international meetings and publish their results in peer reviewed journals. In addition to be able to write grant proposals and fund research.
  • Learning to teach To have demonstrated the ability to teach at the undergraduate level.
  • Getting a job Upon graduation, to be able to successfully compete for positions in academia or industry
College of Business Administration Accounting Accounting (BBA)
  • Technical expertise Use the vocabulary of business properly. Identify recordable transactions. Understand business processes. Design and implement appropriate controls. Choose and apply appropriate principles for recording transactions. Generalize and transfer information (principles). Prepare appropriate financial and/or tax statements with accompanying disclosures. Use financial and/or tax statements to support financial and/or tax decisions. Plan transactions (project effects on financial statements).
  • Technology Skills Document processing and professional presentation program (e.g. Microsoft Word/PowerPoint/Adobe Acrobat) proficiency. Spreadsheet/Database programs, and Electronic Research Engine Knowledge. Internet and Email Familiarity.
  • Communication Skills Develop effective written communication skills Develop effective oral communication skills Develop effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills Identify relevant information and recognize and address uncertainties. Integrate multiple perspectives, clarify assumptions and interpret information. Use guidelines or principles to judge objectively across options. Communicate and implement conclusions and address solution limitations.
College of Business Administration Accounting Accounting (MSACC)
  • Technical expertise Use the vocabulary of business properly. Identify recordable transactions. Understand business processes. Design and implement appropriate controls. Choose and apply appropriate principles for recording transactions. Generalize and transfer information (principles). Prepare appropriate financial and/or tax statements with accompanying disclosures. Use financial and/or tax statements to support financial and/or tax decisions. Plan transactions (project effects on financial statements).
  • Technology Skills Document processing and professional presentation program (e.g. Microsoft Word/PowerPoint/Adobe Acrobat) proficiency. Spreadsheet/Database programs, and Electronic Research Engine Knowledge. Internet and Email Familiarity.
  • Communication Skills Develop effective written communication skills Develop effective oral communication skills Develop effective interpersonal communication skills
College of Business Administration Business Business Administration (PHD)
  • Effectively Analyze Literature Ph.D. candidates will have the ability to effectively analyze literature in their fields.
  • Effectively Synthesize Literature Ph.D. candidates should have the ability to effectively synthesize literature in their field.
  • Research Knowledge Ph.D. candidates should have a breadth of research knowledge including research theory and research methodology.
  • Expertise in Field of Study Ph.D. candidates should have acquired expertise in the academic literature in their field of emphasis and supporting fields.
  • Communication of Complex Information Ph.D. candidates should be able to communicate complex information clearly and coherently.
College of Business Administration Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences Data Science (MS)
  • Critical Thinking & Inference from Data Patterns Students will be able to demonstrate clear critical thinking about the business implications, meaningfulness and applicability of observed data patterns and analytical inferences.
  • Opportunities, Needs, Constraints of Analytics Students will be able to identify opportunities, needs, and constraints for data analytics within organizational contexts.
  • Data Science Communication Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively to audiences with various backgrounds.
  • Technical Proficiencies in Data Science Students will demonstrate an understanding of statistical concepts and methods, including the selection appropriate analytic tools for specific managerial issues, composition of data-analytic tools, and knowledge of concepts for the creation of innovative data-analytic solutions. This will necessarily include proficiency with several data-analytic tools.
College of Business Administration Energy, Economics, and Law Energy Commerce (BBA)
  • Graduate Employment Efficacy Graduates will be highly regarded by employers and recruiters for their overall value as employees, including key areas such as professionalism, expertise, and work ethic.
  • Conscientiousness & Professionalism A thorough understanding of the high value of conscientiousness in all phases of employment (discipline, attention to detail, achievement orientation, thoroughness, etc.)
  • Industry Operations Knowledge Working knowledge of issues of exploration, production, management, and logistics of energy resources. Strategic Industry Knowledge Working knowledge of industries history, global economics, social and political impact.
  • Contracts & Financing Initial facility with interpreting, negotiating, and modifying instruments for energy transactions, and a working knowledge of financing methods.
  • Law & Regulations Knowledge Working knowledge of the regulatory, legal, and policy environment in which energy is produced and delivered. 
College of Business Administration Finance Business Administration in Finance (MS) - Finance (MS) will replace this.
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College of Business Administration Finance Finance (BBA)
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation Students will recognize, understand, and solve financial statement analysis and valuation problems using appropriate methods.
  • Corporate Finance Students will recognize, understand, and solve problems related to corporate finance, using appropriate methods.
  • Financial Markets and Institutions Students will recognize, understand, and solve finance problems related to financial market and institutions, and demonstrate understanding of broad finance concepts and definitions.
  • Investment Students will recognize, understand, and solve problems related to investment, using appropriate methods.
College of Business Administration Finance Finance (MS)
  • Time Value of Money and Associated Opportunity Cost of Capital Apply time value of money and associated opportunity cost of capital concepts to real world business situations
  • Analyze financial statements Understand and be able to analyze financial statements
  • Apply arbitrage techniques and discounted cash flow models Apply arbitrage techniques and discounted cash flow models to the valuation of businesses and investments
  • Measure, monitor, and control financial risk Understand how to measure, monitor and control both business and financial risk within an organization.
  • Devise solutions to financial problems Devise solutions to problems with an understanding of the operations of financial markets and institutions, and the regulations under which they operate.
College of Business Administration Business General Business (BBA)
  • Professional Communication Each student should be able to conceptualize business issues into coherent written statements and oral presentations. The student will also be able to communicate effectively in organizational, group, and interpersonal business settings.
  • Accounting Competence Each student should be able to evaluate the financial position of organizations through the examination of balance sheets, cash flow statements, and budgets.
  • Financial Analysis Each student should be able to financially analyze both short-term and long-term operating decisions through the application of: Product costing, cost behavior predictions, financial decision making, capital investment decision analysis, the use of budgets for control and performance evaluation, time value of money, cash flows, risk and rates of return, stocks and bond valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, and payout policy.
  • Marketing Knowledge & Proficiency Each student should have knowledge of the marketing processes businesses use to: understand their customers?/consumers? wants and needs, develop new market offerings, build channels of distribution, promote market offerings, create pricing strategies, and develop relationships with customers/consumers. In addition, students must understand how the global business environment influences these processes.
  • Management (Strategy, Competition, Leadership) Each student should be able to understand fundamentals of Management, broadly including: competition and strategy, social responsibility, industry/environment analysis, individual and group decision making processes, theories of leadership, controls and policy planning, influences on job performance and satisfaction.
College of Business Administration Business General Business (MBA)
  • Identify and Analyze Problems Identify and analyze problems and propose reasonable solutions.
  • Identify and Analyze Organizational Environments Identify the various parts of an organization and the environment and analyze how they interact.
  • Leadership and Management Lead and manage within an organization.
  • Ethical Solutions Identify and propose solutions to ethical dilemmas and legal and social issues.
College of Business Administration Management  Management (BBA)
  • Systematic thinking Demonstrate systematic thinking about effective organizations, teams, and people at work.
  • Leadership and interpersonal challenges Recognize leadership and interpersonal challenges at work and propose alternative approaches for addressing them.
  • Strategic and competitive analysis Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between organizations and their external environments, and conduct a strategic and competitive analysis.
  • Ethical issues and decision making Recognize ethical issues and propose alternative approaches to ethical decision making.
College of Business Administration Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences Management Information Systems (BBA)
  • Develop a strategic focus for IS/IT Develop a strategic focus for IS/IT
  • Role of technology and strategy Understand the role of technology and strategy for business success
  • Solutions to management information systems problems Develop creative solutions to management information systems problems as they relate to the operations of a business
  • Ethical Decision Making Skills Students will be able to identify ethical dilemmas and make appropriate ethical decisions in the business context of information technology and systems operations.
College of Business Administration Marketing Marketing (BBA)
  • Creative Solutions Develop creative solutions to marketing problems.
  • Define and Assess Define market segments and assess attractiveness.
  • Application Apply marketing knowledge to manage relationships.
  • Ethical Decisions Identify ethical content and decisions.
  • Marketing Plan Identify components of a marketing plan.
  • Globalization Identify the implications of globalization.
  • Role of Marketing Explain the role of marketing in the organization and society.
College of Business Administration Marketing Supply Chain Management (BBA)
  • None
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Counselor Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MED)
  • Needs Assessment (Phase 1) Develop and conduct a needs assessment (pre and post measures of mental health gains) to identify programs needed for their work settings.
  • Implement and Evaluate (Phase 2) Create, implement and evaluate the impact of treatment plans and programs that serve the needs of the clients, communities, and agencies where EPCE graduates are employed.
  • Address Client Needs (Phase 3) Develop and deliver treatment plans that address clients' individual needs. Apply effective use of appropriate counseling techniques in congruence with client needs.
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Counselor Education - School Counseling (MED)
  • Applies effective techniques (Phase 1) Applies effective use of counseling techniques per the "Responsive Services" component of the ASCA National Model.
  • Implements National Model (Phase 2) Implement the ASCA National Model, a model whereby school counselors create, implement and evaluate the impact of value-added programs and services responsive to the needs of the school and all stake-holders.
  • Demonstrates Interaction Skills (Phase 3) Demonstrates effective interaction skills to stakeholders in schools and disseminates information to stakeholders in schools while implementing components of the ASCA National Model.
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Counselor Education - (PHD)
  • Advocacy leadership skills (Phase 1) Students acquire the basic knowledge and skills on which future counseling courses (Phase 1 &2) will build "Impact
  • (Phase 2) Create, implement and evaluate the impact of an Advocacy and Social Justice Leadership activity that positively influences institutions of higher education, communities, schools (P-12), and the counseling profession. Students will implement counseling skills and techniques inside the classroom under the direct supervision of faculty. 
  • Needs assessment (Phase 3) Conducts needs assessments (e.g., focus groups) with the target population (including client/student/agency/government/institution) to identify external barriers that impair their quality of life.
College of Education Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (MED)
  • None
College of Education Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (PHD)
  • Knowledge and Skills P1 Students will complete a Freirean Letter in which they develop an argument for the application of specific literacy theories to a contemporary real world issue.
  • Application P2 Students will complete a preliminary conceptual research project in which they engage in in systematic analysis of published research in the field of curriculum studies and teacher education
  • Research Application P3 Students will conduct a research project that contains a complete research cycle and addresses trademark outcomes of conducting innovative research that examines the needs of diverse and under-served populations.
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership DE - Educational Leadership (MED)
  • Developing knowledge and skills (Phase 1) By the end of Phase 1 Students will be able to: 1) identify leadership skills in instructional leadership that lead to improved teaching; 2) identify leadership skills that create a culture of educational reform; 3) identify and use data communication skills in action plans for reform initiatives; and 4) identify the skills and practices that will cultivate culturally responsive school environments.
  • Developing leadership skills (Phase 2) By the end of Phase 2 students will be able to: 1) build relationships that achieve results and through communication and decision making skills plus knowledge of law and finance create dissatisfaction with the status quo; 2) use leadership skills that promote educational reform, leadership skills in instructional leadership that lead to improved teaching, data communication skills in action plans for reform initiatives, and the skills and practices that cultivate culturally responsive school environments.
  • Applying leadership skills (Phase 3) By the end of Phase 3 students will be able to: 1) create disruption in a real school setting of existing school and community norms toward education and manage teacher performance; 2) apply leadership skills in a real school setting that promote educational reform; 3) apply leadership skills in a real school setting in instructional leadership that lead to improved teaching; 4) apply data communication skills in a real school setting in action plans for reform initiatives; and 5) apply skills and practices in a real school setting that cultivate culturally responsive school environments 
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership DE - Higher Education (EDD)
  • Effective Critical Analyses Skills Students will demonstrate the skills and competencies to gather, organize, judge, aggregate, and analyze situations, literature, and data with a critical lens.
  • Develop Innovative Solutions Students will practice the skills and competencies to design innovative solutions to problems in the practice of higher education.
  • Use Data for Decision-making Students will execute the skills and competencies to interpret data for decision-making and development of innovative solutions.
College of Education Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education DE - Language Diversity and Literacy Studies (MED)
  • Assess and Identify (Phase 1) Students will systematically and formatively assess student learning and instruction that involves the use of research-based principles and methods to identify an area of refinement.
  • Pilot and Develop (Phase 2) Through the use of research-based principles and interactions with learners, students will systematically pilot and develop an instructional intervention that addresses a literacy need and evaluate the intervention plan.
  • Implement and Evaluate (Phase 3) Through the use of research-based principles and methods, students will systematically implement and evaluate a pedagogical innovation that solves an instructional problem in a real-world setting.
College of Education Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education DE - Language Diversity and Literacy Studies (PHD)
  • Knowledge and Skills Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for empowering and advocating for diverse learners.
  • Application of Theory Curriculum theory is skillfully applied to a contemporary literacy education issue/theme with accuracy, sophistication and/or creativity.
  • Research Studies Summarize and critique selected contemporary and historical research studies from the language and literacy research that were conducted from varying theoretical and methodological perspectives.
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Educational Psychology - Developmental Learning Sciences (PHD)
  • Research Foundations Students will develop the foundational knowledge and skills needed to design and implement theory-driven research studies and/or program evaluation plans.
  • Theoretical Foundations Students will develop the foundational knowledge of educational psychology theories and concepts needed to explain and address educational issues and provide a psychological based account for maximizing learning in a given situation.
  • EPSY in Practice Students will communicate with practitioners, stakeholders, and policy makers regarding educational psychology research and its implications.
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Educational Psychology - School Psychology (PHD)
  • Phase 1 At the end of Phase I, students will be able to (1) Conceptualize child school cases (i.e., frame the broad ethical issues, construct informed consent, and construct informed assent) in the context of ethical principles and concepts; (2) administer, score, and interpret psychological test (e.g., intelligence, personality, and behavioral); (3) integrate findings using theory to define child problems, examine discrepancies from typical samples, and develop hypotheses about academic and social/emotional behavior.
  • Phase 2 At the end of Phase 2, students will be able to (1) conduct an indirect functional behavior assessment; (2) design evidence and assessment based academic and behavioral interventions that address issues of fidelity and ongoing monitoring for each tier of an RtI framework; (3) use an evidence based consultation model to develop a consultation plan to implement interventions.
  • Phase 3 At the end of Phase 3, students will be able to (1) design assessment based academic and behavioral interventions that address issues of fidelity and ongoing monitoring; (2) implement the intervention plans using evidence based consultation models; (3) regularly monitor (i.e., collect, analyze, and interpret data) results; (3) modify interventions that do not yield positive student results.
  • Internship The School Psychology Specialization Internship is the culminating experience of students' course of study. Students utilize competency, self-regulation, and interpersonal skills to meaningfully influence public school children's educational outcomes across diverse school settings.
  • School Psychology Praxis II Examination Students demonstrate their knowledge and application of the 10 Domains of school psychology practice as defined by the National Association of School Psychologists
  • Research Application Experience Students will answer an applied research question and effectively disseminate results to demonstrate their knowledge and application of research skills and synthesis of content knowledge
  • Dissertation Students demonstrate their ability to synthesize research, theory, and practice through a research investigation of a specific, meaningful research question
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Higher Education (MED)
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration Skills Students will employ effective communication (written and oral) and collaborative skills.
  • Apply Knowledge and Skills Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and administer programs in higher education.
  • Assess, Evaluate, and Develop Solutions Student will execute the knowledge and skills needed to assess, evaluate and develop innovative solutions to problems in practice.
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Higher Education Research (PHD)
  • Ph.D. in Higher Education Research Trademark Outcome Graduates of the Ph.D. in Higher Education Research demonstrate their ability to generate scholarship activity focused on access, equity and success.
  • U.S. and International Higher Education Compare and contrast the social, cultural, and economic roles of higher education in U.S. and international contexts.
  • Higher Education Policy Analyze policies to understand impacts on higher education and its various constituents.
  • Utilization of Findings Utilize the findings of critical inquiries to propose alternative policies, practices, and strategies for higher education.
  • Leading Research Lead research utilizing various methodologies and types of data appropriate for higher education subject matter.
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Instructional Technology (EDD)
  • Instructional Intervention Design (Phase 1) Students will design and develop an instructional intervention (product) based on their proposed research intervention project for implementation in a professional educational setting
  • Intervention-Based Instructional Technology Research (Phase 2) Students will create a research prospectus and proposal for a research project designed to improve instructional practice in a professional educational setting. The proposed research project must lead to the application of contextually-sensitive instructional design principles and/or theories.
  • Research Implementation and Intervention Management (Phase 3) Students will implement an instructional technology research project that improves instructional practice in a professional educational setting. The research project involves collaboration among researchers and practitioners in a real-world setting that leads to the application of contextually-sensitive instructional design principles and/or theories.
  • The candidates will systematically design, develop, and evaluate an instructional product that solves an instructional problem through the effective, efficient, and creative use of current technology and research-based principles and methods. The candidates will systematically design, develop, and evaluate an instructional product that solves an instructional problem through the effective, efficient, and creative use of current technology and research-based principles and methods.
College of Education Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education Language Diversity and Literacy Studies (MED)
  • Inactive
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics (PHD)
  • Phase 1 Students will develop an understanding of the theories and principles of educational psychology and research methodology and their practical applications. At the end of Phase 1, students will be able to (1) integrate knowledge about research methods and ethics, measurement, and evaluation; (2) conceptualize methodological issues in educational research and program evaluation; and (3) develop research questions and hypotheses for an empirical study or evaluation.
  • Phase 2 Students will apply the knowledge and skills developed in Phase 1 to design and implement empirical studies that address methodological issues or hypothetical (or real) data problems in educational research and program evaluation. At the end of Phase 2, students will be able to (1) develop a research protocol and (2) collect, manage, and analyze data in diverse environments and communicate the findings effectively in written, oral, and visual form
  • Phase 3 Students will apply the knowledge and skills developed in Phases 1 and 2 to conduct original research on methodological issues or hypothetical (or real) data problems; and provide consultation services to prospective clients such as school districts, universities, and educational agencies. At the end of Phase 3, students will be able to (1) complete an empirical study or program evaluation with faculty supervision and (2) develop an evidence-based consultation model
College of Education Educational Psychology and Leadership Special Education (PHD)
  • Knowledge & Skills - Literature review - Performance Skills: The candidate can: Demonstrate technical and persuasive writing skills, Conduct and write literature reviews, Identify hypothesis or research questions.
  • Pilot research study proposal - Performance Skills, Demonstrate technical and persuasive writing skills, Review of literature, Identify hypothesis or research questions, Design research methodology, Complete IRB
  • Submission-ready manuscript Students will conduct the approved pilot study and clearly articulate the findings of their pilot study research through the development of a submission-ready manuscript or a request for funding/grant proposal. Performance Skills, Demonstrate technical and persuasive writing skills, Review of literature, Identify hypothesis or research questions, Design research methodology, Conduct Pilot Study,  Analyze data and report results, Prepare request for funding/grant proposal OR disseminate research findings.
College of Education Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education STEM Education (PHD)
  • Knowledge and Understanding (Phase 1) Students in Phase 1 will develop knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and dispositions needed to be a global STEM educator Students will develop a collaborative environment as a master teacher leader and advocate for the characteristics and dispositions needed to be a global STEM educator Students will develop the advocacy skills and dispositions needed to serve as change agent for the characteristics and dispositions needed to be a global STEM educator By the end of this Phase, students will integrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and dispositions needed to be a global STEM educator through technical writing, research development, literature review and investigatory design.
  • Understand Intervention Research (Phase 2) Students in Phase 2 will apply knowledge, understandings and skills developed in Phase 1 and demonstrate mastery of intervention research development and implementation of the characteristics and dispositions needed to be a global STEM educator. By the end of Phase 2, students will plan and implement collaboration with teachers and facilitate characteristics and dispositions needed to be a global STEM educator in classrooms, provide opportunity for master teacher leaders to serve as a change agent of the characteristics and dispositions needed to be a global STEM educator to train and facilitate the characteristics and dispositions. Independent master teacher leader and pragmatic researcher implementation and presentation of the characteristics and dispositions needed to be a global STEM educator with a group of teachers, serve as change agent and advocate for it.
  • Conduct Intervention Research (Phase 3) Students in Phase 3 will investigate and conduct independent teacher leader facilitation of teacher professional development global STEM educator characteristics and dispositions, serve as advocate and change agent for the global STEM educator characteristics and dispositions in groups of teachers in serving in schools. Students will develop and implement a manuscript and professional presentation for policy advocacy of the global STEM educator characteristics and dispositions. Teacher leaders will serve as change agent for the global STEM educator characteristics and dispositions leveraging fieldwork with local, national and international policy makers.
College of Engineering Engineering Bioengineering (MS)
  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of the program
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of the program
  • Scholarly Communication Students will become better written and oral communicators as consistent with the focus of the program
College of Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (BSCHE)
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
College of Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (MSCHE)
  • Graduates have advanced knowledge of the field and are able to effectively apply this knowledge.
  • Graduates have an understanding of research and use literature to creatively solve problems.
  • Graduates are able to effectively communicate technical information.
  • Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism and a good understanding of research ethics and safety.
College of Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (PHD)
  • Graduates have advanced knowledge of the field and are able to effectively apply this knowledge.
  • Graduates have an understanding of research and use literature to creatively solve problems.
  • Graduates are able to effectively communicate technical information.
  • Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism and a good understanding of research ethics and safety.
College of Engineering Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering (BSCE)
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
College of Engineering Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering (MSCE)
  • Research Methods and Analysis: Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of supervised research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program (e.g., Construction Engineering)
  • Scholarly Communications Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program (e.g., Construction Engineering)
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study (e.g., Construction Engineering) including the ethical conduct of research
  • Skills related to the civil engineering discipline Students completing a masters degree in civil engineering should be able to utilize skills related to their specialty area (structures, transportation, geotechnical, environmental, or water resources). 
  • Skills related to the civil engineering discipline_1 Students completing a doctoral degree in civil engineering should be able to utilize skills related to their specialty area (structures, transportation, geotechnical, environmental, or water resources).
College of Engineering Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Civil Engineering (PHD)
  • Skills related to the civil engineering discipline Students completing a doctoral degree in civil engineering should be able to utilize skills related to their specialty area (structures, transportation, geotechnical, environmental, or water resources).
  • Communicate effectively Students completing a doctoral degree in civil engineering should be able to communicate effectively in the methods related to their specialty discipline
  • Conduct sound research Students completing a doctoral degree in civil engineering should be able to conduct sound research using discipline-specific methods.
College of Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (BS)
  • An ability to use the principles of science and mathematics to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet constraints and specifications. Constraints and specifications include societal, economic, environmental, and other factors as appropriate to the design.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and testing procedures, and to analyze and draw conclusions from data.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences through various media.
  • An ability to demonstrate ethical principles in an engineering context.
  • An ability to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk and uncertainty, and function effectively on teams.
College of Engineering Computer Science Computer Science (BS)
  • Problem Solving (b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Fundamentals (a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • Design (c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Teamwork (d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Ethics (e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • Communication skills(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Theory (g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Continued education (h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • Technique (i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • Engineering/Computing practice (j) An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • Constructing Software System (k) An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
College of Engineering Computer Science Computer Science (MS)
  •  Placement of Students or Continuation of Studies Graduates are able to use their degree to find employment or continue to PhD studies.
  • Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism Membership or participation in professional and student organizations.
  • Mastery Computer Knowledge Have core computing knowledge and skills with the ability to research and/or apply them to solve and analyze problems to advance the technology.
  • Scholarly Communication Have ability in technical writing and oral communication in Computer Science Discipline.
  • Professionalism Understand and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the computing profession including research ethics.
College of Engineering Computer Science Computer Science (PHD)
  • Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism Membership or participation in professional and student organizations.
  • Performance in dissertation research Graduates are able to perform state-of-the-art research and literature to creatively solve problems.
  • Placement of Students or Continuation of Studies Graduates are able to use their degree to find employment.
College of Engineering Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Construction Engineering (BS)
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
College of Engineering Computer Science DE - Software Engineering (MS)
  • Mastery of Software Engineering Knowledge: Have core knowledge and skills to manage, develop and analyze software in practices or to research to advance software technologies
  • Scholarly Communication: Have ability in technical writing and oral communication in Computer Science Discipline
  • Professionalisms: Participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the computing profession including research ethics.
College of Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
  • An ability to use the principles of science and mathematics to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet constraints and specifications. Constraints and specifications include societal, economic, environmental, and other factors as appropriate to the design.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation and testing procedures, and to analyze and draw conclusions from data.
College of Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of their program
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of supervised research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Scholarly Communication Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
College of Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (PHD)
  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of supervised research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Scholarly Communication Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Independent Research Students will conduct independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge in the focused areas of their program
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
College of Engineering Engineering Engineering (MENGR)
  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of their program
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of supervised research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Scholarly Communication Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
College of Engineering Computer Science Environmental Engineering (BS/MENVEGR)
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
College of Engineering Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (BS)
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
College of Engineering Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (MSIE)
  • Communication Students will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate through oral and written means.
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Concepts Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of industrial engineering (IE) concepts.
  • Professional Settings Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in professional settings.
College of Engineering Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering (PHD)
  • Communication Students will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate through oral and written means.
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Concepts Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of industrial engineering (IE) concepts.
  • Professional Settings Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in professional settings.
College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of the program
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of the program
  • Scholarly Communication Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of the program
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the program
College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (PHD)
  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of the program
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of the program
  • Scholarly Communication Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of the program
  • Independent Research Students will conduct independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge in a focused area of the program
  • Pedagogy Students will demonstrate basic teaching (pedagogic) skills for an undergraduate class in the program
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the program
College of Engineering Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering (BSPE)
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
College of Engineering Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering (MSPE)
  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of their program
  • Scholarly Communication Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
  • Pedagogy Students will participate in classroom pedagogy consistent with undergraduate education in petroleum engineering.
College of Engineering Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering (PHD)
  • Core Knowledge Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in a core area consistent with the focus of their program
  • Research Methods and Analysis Students will demonstrate quantitative and qualitative skills in the design, analysis, and presentation of research projects that is consistent with the focus of their program
  • Independent Research Students will conduct independent research resulting in an original contribution to knowledge in the focused areas of their program.
  • Scholarly Communication Students will produce written and oral communications of quality, as consistent with the focus of their program.
  • Pedagogy Students will participate in classroom pedagogy consistent with undergraduate education in the associated major.
College of Engineering Computer Science Software Engineering (MS)
  • Placement of Students or Continuation of Studies Graduates are able to use their degree to find employment or continue to PhD studies Graduates have a strong sense of professionalism
  • Membership or participation in professional and student organizations
  • Scholarly Communication Have ability in technical writing and oral communication in Computer Science Discipline
  • Professionalism Students will know and participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the profession as applicable to the major area of study including the ethical conduct of research.
College of Engineering Engineering Systems and Engineering Management (MSSEM)
  • Communication Students will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate through oral and written means.
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Systems Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of systems and engineering management (SYEM) concepts.
  • Professional Settings Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in professional settings.
College of Engineering Engineering Systems and Engineering Management (PHD)
  • Fundamental Concepts Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge of systems and engineering management (SYEM) concepts.
  • Communication Students will demonstrate ability to effectively communicate through oral and written means.
  • Professional Settings Students will demonstrate ability to work effectively in professional settings.
College of
Engineering
Museum Science Museum Science (MA)
  • Essential knowledge- Demonstrate, in written and oral formats, knowledge of the theory and practice of all elements of Museum Science of Heritage Management.
  • Essential skills- Apply museum science or heritage management theory and practice in a working professional museum or heritage setting within the field.
  • Professional Preparedness- Graduates enter the professional museum or heritage field prepared to apply their knowledge, skills and professional experience.
College of
Engineering
  Wind Science and Engineering (PHD)
  • Strengthen program enrollment- Improve student recruitment, retention and diversity.
  • Enhance student academic success- Ensure the quality of research, publication, internship and service.
  • Broaden program's impacts- Support the effort by students and faculty to disseminate and exchange knowledge; increase partnership with industry and other academic institutions; place graduates at respected organizations.

College of Engineering

Law School United States Legal Studies (LLM)
  • Knowledge of U.S. Substantive Law- At the end of the LL.M. program in U.S. Legal Studies, LL.M. students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of U.S. substantive law in core legal areas.
  • Knowledge of U.S. Legal System- Students completing the LL.M. program will be able to demonstrate knowledge of U.S. legal system.
  • Legal Analysis and Writing- Students completing the LL.M. program will be able to analyze legal research and facts to form independent judgements and to communicate effectively in a written legal document.

Graduate School

Interdisciplinary Studies Arid Land Studies (MS)
  • Integrating and Applying Principles- Students will be able to explain how the three areas studies and the courses taken, share commonalities and complementary qualities that lead to a more comprehensive understanding.
  • Communication Skills- Students communicate effectively i writing and orally, if necessary in all the languages relevant to their program International.
  • Understanding- Students increase their understanding of the international context of the field and their readiness for participating in an international job market.

Honors College

Arts and Letters Arts and Letters (BA)
  • Development of Effective Research Skills- Students will be able to conduct effective original research.
  • Contextualization of Liberal Arts- Students will be able to effectively analyze and critique the liberal arts.
College of Human Sciences Design Apparel Design and Manufacturing (BS)
  • Design Techniques At the end of the third semester, students should be able to demonstrate fundamental design skills of garment construction, flat patterns and draping design.
  • Design Communication (Mastery Design) Skills At the end of the senior year, students should be able to demonstrate design communication skills, fabric identification, structure design, design category, illustration skills, the use of CAD, and professionalism.
  • Professional Work Skills At the end of the internship program, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to work at entry level positions in apparel design and manufacturing milieu.
  • Competitive Design At the end of third year, students should be able to demonstrate competitive design skills.
College of Human Sciences Community, Family, and Addiction Services Community, Family, and Addiction Services (BS)
  • Human Services Professional Skills Students will demonstrate skills necessary to succeed as a human services professional, such as grant writing, financial management, supervision, program development, and program evaluation
  • Knowledge and Application of Addictive Disorders Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of the theoretical approaches to understanding and treating addictive disorders, including prevention and recovery.
  • Work Effectively with Diverse Populations Students will demonstrate an understanding of the field of human services and the ability work effectively with diverse populations. 
College of Human Sciences Design Environmental Design (MS)
  • Design Competency By the end of the first year, students will be able to investigate research questions in a study and apply design recommendations or solutions.
  • Design Communication By the end of the program, student will be able to communicate in written,oral, and graphic formats.
  • Conduct Original Research By the end of the program, students will be able to conduct an original research study using appropriate methods.
College of Human Sciences Human Development and Family Studies  Early Childhood (BS)
  • Normative Developmental Milestones Students will demonstrate a comprehension of normative developmental milestones in all domains of development for children
  • Understanding of Major Theories - Early Childhood Students will demonstrate an understanding of major theories of human development and of how to apply them to create appropriate learning experiences for young children
  • Developmental Practices Students will demonstrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices for children
College of Human Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences (BSFCS)
  • Foundation knowledge and skills Integrate foundation knowledge and skills of family and consumer sciences.
  • Content expertise Develop content expertise in the areas of Family Studies and Human Services; Human Development, Education, and Services; Nutrition, Wellness, and Food Science; Food, Lodging, and Hospitality; Consumer and Resource Management; Textiles and Apparel; and Environmental Design.
  • Design Design instruction and assessment to promote student learning.
  • Classroom environment Create a positive, safe, and productive classroom environment.
  • Instruction and Assessment Implement effective, responsive instruction and assessment
  • Roles and Responsibilities Fulfill professional roles and responsibilities.
College of Human Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Education (MS)
  • Teaching and assessment Demonstrate effective teaching and assessment strategies for use with a variety of adolescent and adult audiences.
  • Content expertise Develop content expertise in family and consumer sciences.
  • Curriculum design Apply theories of curriculum design to the development of family and consumer sciences curriculum.
  • Educational leadership Analyze the role of the teacher in educational leadership
  • Current issues and trends Assess current issues and trends that have implications for public education.
  • Research skills Develop skills for conducting research in educational settings and applying research findings to professional practice.
College of Human Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Education (PHD)
  • Classroom teaching Plan and implement effective classroom teaching in a higher education environment.
  • Evaluation Develop appropriate evaluation tools to evaluate student learning.
  • Curriculum Utilize theory-based models of curriculum for application in educational settings and related areas.
  • Current issues and trends Analyze current issues and/or trends that impact family and consumer sciences education.
  • Research Develop skills for conducting research in educational settings.
  • Leadership Develop skills required for professional leadership.
College of Human Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences DE - Family and Consumer Sciences Education (MS)
  • Content expertise Develop content expertise in family and consumer sciences.
  • Teaching and assessment Demonstrate effective teaching and assessment strategies for use with a variety of adolescent and adult audiences.
  • Curriculum design Apply theories of curriculum design to the development of family and consumer sciences curriculum.
  • Educational leadership Analyze the role of the teacher in educational leadership.
  • Current issues and trends Assess current issues and trends that have implications for public education.
  • Research skills Develop skills for conducting research in educational settings and applying research findings to professional practice.
College of Human Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences DE - Family and Consumer Sciences Education (PHD)
  • Classroom teaching Plan and implement effective classroom teaching in a higher education environment.
  • Evaluation Develop appropriate evaluation tools to evaluate student learning.
  • Curriculum Utilize theory-based models of curriculum for application in educational settings and related areas.
  • Current issues and trends Analyze current issues and/or trends that impact family and consumer sciences education.
  • Research Develop skills for conducting research in educational settings. Leadership Develop skills required for professional leadership.
College of Human Sciences Hospitality and Retail Management Hospitality Administration (PHD)
  • Development of pedagogical aptitude Discuss central issues and demonstrate techniques important to teaching in hospitality administration
  • Development of scholarly research Demonstrate effective research skills through analysis of central issues, current research, and research needs to complete research projects.
  • Issues impacting the hospitality industry Analyze the societal, multicultural, environmental, and business related issues facing hospitality professionals in academic and industry settings.
College of Human Sciences Hospitality and Retail Management Hospitality and Retail Management (MS)
  • Financial Document Utilization Prepare, maintain, analyze, and utilize financial documents and data related to hospitality and retailing management operations.
  • Management Practices Discuss, examine, and analyze management practices in the hospitality and retailing industry
  • Communication Practices Prepare and communicate discipline-specific information in written and oral forms.
  • Research Competence Students will be able to demonstrate competency in research through creation of a completed research project
  • Integrate and Appraise Integrate and appraise the relationships among the various segments of the hospitality and retailing industry.
College of Human Sciences Human Development and Family Studies Human Development and Family Studies (BS)
  • Cultural and Structural Diversity Students will demonstrate a comprehension of the cultural and structural diversity in family forms/dynamics.
  • Understanding of Major Theories Students will demonstrate an understanding of major theories of human development and family studies.
  • Research Methodology Students will demonstrate a comprehension of research methods utilized in human development and family studies
  • Development Processes and Outcomes Students will demonstrate a comprehension of development processes and outcomes across the lifespan.
College of Human Sciences Human Development and Family Studies Human Development and Family Studies (MS)
  • Methods and Statistics Students will be capable of designing and conducting research having the potential of making a substantial contribution to the literature, as well as successfully analyzing data quantitatively.
  • Theoretical Understanding -- Human Development and Family Studies Students will demonstrate an understanding of the major theories and frameworks used in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Professional Development Students will demonstrate professional development through their coursework, professional conference/meeting attendance, and work in their assistantships (as applicable)
College of Human Sciences Human Development and Family Studies Human Development and Family Studies (PHD)
  • Theoretical Framework, Understanding, and Integration Students will develop progressively from an understanding of the major theories and frameworks used in Human Development and Family Studies, through how to recognize appropriate and inappropriate application of these theories and frameworks in peer reviewed research, to how to develop a study that integrates the appropriate theoretical model in a way that fits with the tenets of that model, and finally, how to present findings of that study in a way that appropriately uses the theoretical model in explaining the study's findings.
  • Methods and Statistics Students will be capable of designing and conducting research having the potential of making a substantial contribution to the literature. Students will show a level of expertise which demonstrates their ability to take responsibility for their research.
  • Professional Development Students will progress through the PhD program, developing as professionals as they go, with the end result being professionals ready to succeed in an academic, research, or other challenging career path.
College of Human Sciences Design Interior and Environmental Design (PHD)
  • Theorectical Analysis By the end of the program, students will be able to analyze theoretical concepts of the human-environment relationship and appy them to a research study.
  • Design Proficiency By the end of the first year, students will be able to investigate research questions in a study and apply design recommendations or solutions.
  • Original Research Competence By the end of the program, students will be able to conduct an original research study using appropriate methods
College of Human Sciences Design Interior Design (BID)
  • Student Foundations Students will have a foundation in the fundamentals of art and design, basic and creative arts, theories of design, interior design skills, technical knowledge and communication skills, and human behavior.
  • Skills and Laws Students will demonstrate the technical, communication, and presentation abilities to design within the context of building systems, to use appropriate materials and products, and to apply the laws, codes, regulations, standards, and practices that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
  • Work Capable Students will demonstrate professional practices.
College of Human Sciences Community, Family, and Addiction Services Marriage and Family Therapy (MS)
  • Relational/Systemic Therapy Students will demonstrate the ability to provide Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy from a relational/systemic perspective.
  • Science Informed Students will demonstrate the ability to operate from a science informed perspective.
  • Addiction and Recovery Science Students will demonstrate their understanding of the application of addiction and recovery science to relational/systemic clinical intervention.
College of Human Sciences Community, Family, and Addiction Services Marriage and Family Therapy (PHD)
  • Relational/Systemic Research Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct high quality relational/systemic research.
  • Advanced Relational/Systemic Clinical Students will demonstrate an advanced understanding of clinical intervention using a relational/systemic perspective.
  • Relational/Systemic Supervision Students will demonstrate an understanding of relational/systemic clinical supervision.
College of Human Sciences Nutritional Sciences Nutrition (BS)
  • In Depth Knowledge Students will have an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the nutrition
  • Ability to Solve Nutrition Problems: Students will be able to use the knowledge gained to solve practical problems in nutrition.
  • Communication Competency Student will be able to effectively communicate nutrition information in written and oral form
College of Human Sciences Nutritional Sciences Nutritional Sciences (MS)
  • In Depth Knowledge Students will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge within the field, such as the role of nutrition in health and chronic & acute illnesses
  • Ability to Perform Research Student will be able to design research effective research in the field of nutrition
  • Communication Competency Student will be able to effectively communicate nutrition information in written and oral form
College of Human Sciences Nutritional Sciences Nutritional Sciences (PHD)
  • In Depth Knowledge Students will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge within the field, such as the role of nutrition in health and chronic & acute illnesses
  • Ability to Perform Research Student will be able to design research effective research in the field of nutrition
  • Communication Competency Student will be able to effectively communicate nutrition information in written and oral form
College of Human Sciences Nutritional Sciences Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics (BS)
  • In Depth Knowledge Students will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge within the field, such as the role of nutrition in health and chronic & acute illnesses
  • Ability to Perform Research Student will be able to design research effective research in the field of nutrition
  • Communication Competency Student will be able to effectively communicate nutrition information in written and oral form
College of Human Sciences Personal Financial Planning Personal Financial Planning (BS)
  • Oral Communication Skills Students will demonstrate the oral communication skills needed to communicate successfully with clients, build relationships, and advise clients on how to meet their financial goals.
  • Technological Skills Students will demonstrate the technological skills needed to function at a high level in the personal financial planning profession.
  • Written Communication Skills Students will demonstrate the written communication skills required to function as a successful professional in the financial planning profession.
  • Financial Planning Knowledge Students will demonstrate the financial planning knowledge needed to become competent and ethical financial planning professionals
  • Overall Program Assessment The degree program will prepare students to be professionals who are highly competent in financial planning.
College of Human Sciences Personal Financial Planning Personal Financial Planning (MS)
  • Technological Skills Students will demonstrate the technological skills needed to function at a high level in the personal financial planning profession.
  • Overall Program Assessment The degree program will prepare students to be professionals who are highly competent in financial planning.
  • Oral Communication Skills Students will demonstrate the oral communication skills needed to communicate successfully with clients, build relationships, and advise clients on how to meet their financial goals.
  • Written Communication Skills Students will demonstrate the written communication skills required to function as a successful professional in the financial planning profession.
  • Financial Planning Knowledge Students will demonstrate the financial planning knowledge needed to become competent and ethical financial planning professionals
College of Human Sciences Personal Financial Planning Personal Financial Planning (PHD)
  • Research Preparation Students will be prepared to accept academic positions in colleges and universities. They will be skilled and productive in research as it applies to personal financial planning.
  • Student Competence Students will demonstrate the skills required to become competent and ethical professionals.
  • Financial Planning Knowledge Students will demonstrate the financial planning knowledge needed to become competent and ethical financial planning professionals.
  • Teaching Preparation Students will be prepared to accept academic positions in colleges and universities. They will be skilled in teaching personal financial planning.
  • Overall Program Assessment The program will prepare students to be academic scholars who are highly competent in financial planning.
College of Human Sciences Hospitality and Retail Management Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management (BSRHIM)
  • Communication Competence Communicate effectively and appropriately (orally and in writing).
  • Financial Document Utilization Prepare, maintain, analyze and utilize financial documents and data related to hospitality management organizations
  • Management Practices Discuss, examine, and evaluate management practices in the hospitality industry
  • Hospitality Ethics Define, discuss, give examples of, and examine ethical issues related to hospitality management organizations.
  • Social, Multicultural and Environmental Issues Comprehend the social, multicultural, and environmental dimensions of issues facing professionals in hospitality management.
College of Human Sciences Hospitality and Retail Management Retail Management (BS)
  • Trend analysis Students will be able to examine retail management in the context of current or past trends
  • Use technology Students will develop software skills used in the retail industry.
  • Oral communication Students will be able to create a professional presentation that clearly demonstrates the student's command of topics in the retail industry.
  • Written communication Students will be able to compose a paper which coherently and logically expresses his or her ideas.
  • Problem Solving Students will be able to compare and contrast retail concepts using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
School of Law Law School Law (JD)
  • Graduates will demonstrate competent skills in legal research.
College of Media and Communication Advertising Advertising (BA)
  • CONNECT Graduates will be able to connect past advertising history with the current media structure and assess issues of diversity and social responsibility
  • COMPARE Graduates will be able to compare integrated media concepts and identify appropriate advertising executions.
  • CRITIQUE Graduates will be able to critique advertising practice and research as well as evaluate communication problems strategically.
  • CREATE Graduates will be able to create innovative advertisements utilizing contemporary industry tools and techniques
  • COMMUNICATE Graduates will be able to communicate persuasively in both written and oral formats.
  • COLLABORATE Graduates will be able to collaborate with others in a manner that is both productive and professional.
College of Media and Communication Applied Science Biotechnology (MS)
  • Knowledge- Students will acquire knowledge and concepts in biotechnology and understand its application to the society. They will be able to: 1. Describe what biotechnology is all about. 2. Recognize and appreciate the contribution of biotechnology to the society. 3. Outline the scientific disciplines that contributed to the biotechnology revolution. 4. Write scientific report, record and present data, and cite relevant literature. 5. List the phenomenal discoveries in biotechnology. 
  • Application- Students will be able to demonstrate their technical and transferable skills by conducting sound research and applying those skill sets in their research project. They will be able to- Examine the scientific hypothesis. 2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skill to design and execute the research project. 3. Apply both theoretical and practical knowledge and technical skills to carry out the experiments. 4. Compute data and derive information.
  • Synthesis- Students will be able to demonstrate ability to integrate and present scientific concepts with experimental science and communicate this professionally. Explicit learning outcomes are: 1. Integrate knowledge and skills to solve complex scientific problems. 2. Purpose the scientific hypothesis. 3. Design scientific experiments to generate meaningful data. 4. Compile data, generate a report and present it successfully. 5. Summarize the results and present it to general audience. 6. Integrate transferable and technical skills for successful job placement.
College of Media and Communication Communication Studies Communication Studies (BA)
  • Oral Communication Competency Students will exhibit oral communication competency (i.e., effective delivery, organized content, and appropriate audience analysis).
  • Communication Paradigms Students will differentiate between ontological, epistemological, and axiological assumptions of communication paradigms.
  • Communication Analysis Students will demonstrate competency in communication analysis.
College of Media and Communication Communication Studies Communication Studies (MA)
  • Research Design Students will be able to formulate a communication-based research question and construct an appropriate research design (model, theory, or concept) for answering it.
  • History of Field Students will be able to articulate the historical development of Communication Studies.
  • Philosophical Paradigm Critique Students will be able to articulate the differences between epistemological, axiological, and ontological assumptions of communication paradigms and evaluate a theory based on these criteria.
College of Media and Communication Office of Graduate Studies  DE - Strategic Communication and Innovation (MA)
  • Theory & Research Apply communication theory and applied research techniques to the practice of strategic communication.
  • Strategic Communications/Planning Effectively apply strategic communications planning processes, critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to real-world challenges.
  • Global Communications Effectively engage in the practical application of strategic communication in a global environment.
College of Media and Communication Institute for Forensic Sciences Forensic Science (MS)
  • Forensic Research- Students should be able to effectively understand how to conduct research using methodologies and practices that will support forensic science as it is used in the United States court system.
  • Forensic concepts and applies science principles- Students should be able to apply broad fundamental concepts, and applied science principles in chemical, physical and biological to forensic investigative techniques.
  • Forensic critical thinking skills - Students should be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills in order to derive conclusions based on scientific techniques and practical applications used by current forensic scientists.
College of Media and Communication Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Studies (MS)
  • Application of assimilated skills - Upon completion of the program students will utilize skills related to their three chosen disciplines.
  • Synthesis of knowledge- Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of their three areas of studies and how the courses taken share commonalities that lead to a more comprehensive understanding.
  • Research and application- Students completing research as their final comprehensive component (either Thesis or Masters Report option) should be able to conduct sound research using discipline-appropriate methodologies.
College of Media and Communication Media and Communication Electronic Media and Communication (BA)
  • Storytelling A EMC graduate will demonstrate competence in storytelling.
  • Technical Competence A EMC graduate will demonstrate technical competence in the area of multimedia design and production.
  • Critical Thinking A EMC graduate will exhibit critical thinking skills with writing assignments where they construct, present and defend critical and aesthetic judgments of works in the creative arts.
  • Global Communication Competence A EMC graduate will exhibit knowledge of distinctive cultures or sub-cultures based on performance on projects and assignments related to international communication.
  • Media Management Competence A EMC graduate will show knowledge of management issues in electronic media industries on exams in the entry and exit courses and any professional internship experience.
College of Media and Communication Media and Communication Media Strategies (BA)
  • Media Industry History & Structure Students completing a Media Strategies degree should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the historical development and current state of the media industry, including the role of communication innovations and media entrepreneurship.
  • Media Research & Theory Students completing a Media Strategies degree should be able to apply media research methodologies and theories to the critique and analysis of media processes, channels, and content, including the role of and impact on media entrepreneurship.
  • Media Message Design & Delivery Students completing a Media Strategies degree should be able to demonstrate the ability to design and deliver targeted messages to a variety of audiences, with special consideration given to persuasive written and oral communication.
  • Media Entrepreneurship Students completing a Media Strategies degree should be able to analyze the media environment to identify opportunities for media entrepreneurship and propose innovative solutions that capitalize on those opportunities.
College of Media and Communication Media and Communication Journalism (BA)
  • Core Skills Each student will master and demonstrate the skills necessary for the responsible reporting, writing and editing of news stories.
  • Professional Standards Each student will demonstrate his/her knowledge of ethical journalistic practices and of media law.
  • Production Competence All journalism graduates will demonstrate proficiency producing news packages for print, broadcast, and online media.
  • Reporting Technologies All journalism majors will master and demonstrate the skills of computer-assisted reporting.
  • Public Affairs Each student will demonstrate his/her knowledge of covering meetings and local government.
College of Media and Communication Office of Graduate Studies Mass Communications (MA)
  • Theory Awareness Students will demonstrate mastery of various communication theories and how to apply them to predict behavior/outcomes
  • Research Methodology Awareness Students will mastery of various communication research methodologies and how to apply them to answer questions
  • Analytics Awareness Students will demonstrate ability to make sense of primary and/or secondary data
College of Media and Communication Office of Graduate Studies Mass Communications (PHD)
  • Theory awareness Students will be able to identify, critique and utilize communication theory
  • Research Methods Awareness Students will be able to identify, critique and utilize research methodology
  • Integration of Theory and Methodology Students will integrate theory and methodology through study design and completion.
College of Media and Communication Public Relations Public Relations (BA)
  • PR Practice Students completing a Public Relations degree should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the historical development of public relations practice and current state of the industry, including the impact of traditional and emerging media.
  • PR Theory & Methods Students completing a Public Relations degree should be able to apply public relations research methodologies and theories to the critique and analysis of communication processes, channels, audiences, and messages, to inform the development of effective strategies to address organizational concerns.
  • PR Strategies & Tactics Students completing a degree in Public Relations should be able to demonstrate the ability to design and deliver strategically based tactics across a variety of mediated and interpersonal communication channels taking into consideration target public diversity as well as ethical and legal considerations.
  • PR Management Students completing a degree in Public Relations should be able to analyze operational environments and propose appropriate strategic responses to manage organizational resources, relationships, stakeholders, issues, conflict, and reputation.
Office of the Provost Provost Applied Arts and Science in Applied Leadership (BAAS)
  • Students will be able to demonstrate leadership knowledge and skills (including leadership ethics).
  • Students will be able to critically analyze quantitative and qualitative information related to leadership.
  • Students will be able to illustrate knowledge and skills from their areas of concentration.
  • Students will be able to utilize appropriate methods in strategic planning.
Office of the Provost Provost University Studies (BS/BA)
  • Students will be able to integrate the principles and perspectives of their chosen concentration areas into a cohesive body of knowledge.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills form their concentration areas.
  • Students will be able to critically assess and apply the principles and perspectives of their chosen concentration areas.
  • Students will be able to articulate how their degree program influenced their intellectual development and goals for the future.
  • Students will be able to discuss the importance of social and personal responsibility as well as life-long learning.
Office of the Provost Provost Wind Energy (BS)
  • Students will be able to summarize and explain the architecture of wind turbines and describe the system's operation from wind inflow to grid integration.
  • Students will be able to characterize wind resources, utilize models, and analyze wind data for use in wind energy project design.
  • Students will be able to integrate the history and development of wind energy systems and their contribution meeting global energy needs.
  • Students will synthesize arguments while discussing the environmental and social impacts, sustainability issues, and legislative and regulatory policies.
  • Students shall be able to assess and develop wind energy projects including the applications of financial and economic analysis.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Art Art (BA)
  • Artistic Understanding 16-17 Students will demonstrate sufficient understanding of artistic developments as evidenced by successful completion of the Capstone Project in either ART 4102 or ARTH 4309.
  • Professional Competence 2016-17 Students will demonstrate competency in technical and professional skills as evidence by successful completion of the Capstone Project in either ART 4102 or ARTH 4309.
  • Thesis Construction 2016-17 Students will demonstrate the ability to specify a purpose, an appropriate audience, and make appropriate communication choices through writing, as evidenced by the successful completion of  written work .
College of Visual and Performing Arts Art Art (BFA)
  • Visual Knowledge 2016-17 Seniors will demonstrate their visual knowledge by preparing a comprehensive portfolio for faculty review.
  • Professional Competency 2016-17 Students will demonstrate their professional competency during their area capstone course; ART 4382, ART 4335 or ARTV 4365
  • Writing Intensive Requirement 2016-17 Students will demonstrate their ability to specify audience, specify purpose and to make appropriate communication choices in writing.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Art Art (MFA)
  • Artistic Understanding Students will demonstrate artistic and technical knowledge in their area of study as evidenced in the MFA Exhibition and Lecture.
  • Professional Competency Students will demonstrate professional competency as evidenced in the MFA Exhibition and Lecture in addition to TA Seminar.
  • Art Historical and Theoretical Knowledge Students will demonstrate art historical and theoretical knowledge as evidenced in the MFA lecture and assessed in the ARTH 5309 course.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Art Art Education (MAE)
  • Artistic Understanding 16-17 Students will demonstrate artistic and technical knowledge by preparing a comprehensive portfolio for faculty review.
  • Professional Competency 16-17 Students will demonstrate professional competency as evidenced in the MAE Exhibition and Lecture in addition to TA Seminar
College of Visual and Performing Arts Art Art History (MA)
  • Knowledge of the history art and its methodologies 16-17 Students will acquire knowledge in several historical areas of art history and of the major methodological approaches.
  • Professional Competency 16-17 Students will demonstrate professionalism in the quality of their written thesis and in the quality of the public presentation of the thesis.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Theatre and Dance Dance (BA)
  • Historical/Cultural Analysis- 16-17 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the roles of dance in global cultural contexts from both historical and contemporary perspectives: DAN 3301, 3313, 4313
  • Competency in Professional Practices: 16-17 Students will demonstrate competence in choreographing for, performing in, and producing fully realized dance concerts: DAN 1100, 3100,4110
  • Technical and artistic growth- 16-17 Students will demonstrate technical and dynamic growth in the genres of ballet, modern, and jazz dance (DAN 1103, 1105, 1109, 2103, 2105, 2109, 2202, 3103, 3105, 3109, 4103, 4105, 4109) and will develop and demonstrate choreographic craftsmanship and individual movement signatures (DAN 2202, 3208, 3209).
  • Competency in pedagogical practices- 16-17 Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary educational theory and develop effective strategies for teaching dance DAN 3309
College of Visual and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Fine Arts (PHD)
  • Interdisciplinary Foundations 16-17 Students will articulate understanding of interdisciplinarity.
  • Interdisciplinary Expertise 16-17 Students will produce an interdisciplinary presentation of professional quality in terms of content and presentational technique.
College of Visual and Performing Arts University Studies General Studies (BGS)
  • Wrting Skills Students will demonstrate appropriate writing skills in Writing Intensive (WI) classes in one or more of their areas of concentration within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Competence Students will demonstrate an understanding of their chosen primary or secondary area of concentration within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Program and future goals Students will demonstrate how the BGS Program has prepared them for their future academic and professional goals.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Music Music (BA)
  • Best Practices 16-17 Students will demonstrate ability to access information and synthesize critical insight across core curricular topics and to apply this insight in practical situations
  • Academic Foundations 16-17 Students will demonstrate a basic level of competency in the content and skills addressed in an undergraduate liberal arts degree and the ability to apply this competency in practical situations.
  • Professional Expertise 16-17 Students will demonstrate a professional level of competency in the content of their areas of specific concentration and to apply this competency in practical situations.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Music Music (BM)
  • Musicianship 16-17 Students will demonstrate artistic and technical skills, collaborative competence, and knowledge of repertory requisite for artistic self-expression.
  • Scholarship 16-17 Students will demonstrate basic competency in theoretical and historical music scholarship.
  • Keyboard Skills 16-17 All students in the BM degree program will/must demonstrate keyboard proficiency
  • Aural Skills 16-17 All students in the BM degree program will demonstrate proficiency in aural skills.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Music Music (MM)
  • Styles and Interpretation 16-17 All students in the MM degree program will demonstrate the ability to identify and articulate relevant style and interpretative characteristics from score examples by the end of the first year.
  • Analytic Tools 16-17 All students in the MM degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ and articulate analytical tools appropriate for learning and teaching by the end of the first year
  • Analytic Terminology 16-17 All students in the MM degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ appropriate analytical terminology in the final comprehensive examination
  • Expository Writing 16-17 All students in the MM degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ appropriate expository writing style by the end of the first year.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Music Music (DMA)
  • Style and Interpretation 16-17 All students in the DMA degree program will demonstrate the ability to identify and articulate relevant style and interpretative characteristics from score examples by the end of the first year.
  • Analytic Tools 16-17 All students in the DMA degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ and articulate analytical tools appropriate for learning and teaching by the end of the first year.
  • Analytic Terminology 16-17 All students in the DMA degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ appropriate analytical terminology by the end of the first year.
  • Expository Writing 16-17 All students in the DMA degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ appropriate expository writing style by the end of the first year.
  • Artistic and Technical Skills 16-17 All students in the DMA degree program will demonstrate artistic and technical skill and knowledge of repertory requisite for artistic self-expression
College of Visual and Performing Arts Music Music (MMED)
  • Scholarly Expertise 16-17 Students will demonstrate scholarly expertise necessary to complete and articulate the content of independent written projects (thesis track), or to articulate knowledge in their chosen area of specialization (non-thesis track) in verbal defense/ oral presentation format.
  • Academic Foundations 16-17 Students will demonstrate knowledge of music education foundations, music education research, music and learning, music theory, music history, and best practices courses in the individual's selected area of specialization (teaching, performance, conducting, score analysis, etc.).
College of Visual and Performing Arts Theatre and Dance Theatre Arts (BA)
  • Historical/Cultural Analysis- 16-17 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the roles of dance in global cultural contexts from both historical and contemporary perspectives: DAN 3301, 3313, 4313
  • Competency in Professional Practices: 16-17 Students will demonstrate competence in choreographing for, performing in, and producing fully realized dance concerts: DAN 1100, 3100,4110
  • Technical and artistic growth- 16-17 Students will demonstrate technical and dynamic growth in the genres of ballet, modern, and jazz dance (DAN 1103, 1105, 1109, 2103, 2105, 2109, 2202, 3103, 3105, 3109, 4103, 4105, 4109) and will develop and demonstrate choreographic craftsmanship and individual movement signatures (DAN 2202, 3208, 3209)
  • Competency in pedagogical practices- 16-17 Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary educational theory and develop effective strategies for teaching dance DAN 3309
College of Visual and Performing Arts Theatre and Dance Theatre Arts (BFA)
  • Theatre Aptitude 16-17 Students will demonstrate the aptitude to pursue a career in theatre.
  • Academic Advancement 16-17 Students will make satisfactory progress toward completion of their degrees. 
  • Community Awareness 16-17 Students will serve the community during their program.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Theatre and Dance Theatre Arts (MA)
  • Theatre Knowledge-16-17 Students will acquire a general knowledge of the legitimate theatre and be able to articulate specific aspects of acting/directing, design, history/theory/criticism, arts administration, and playwriting.
  • Diversity-16-17 Students will aquire and articulate knowledge across a broad spectrum of theatre and drama subjects from within their generalist perspective
  • Specialization-16-17 Students will aquire advanced knowledge and practices within chosen areas of specialization.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Theatre and Dance Theatre Arts (MFA)
  • Theatre Aptitude 16-17 Students will demonstrate the aptitude to pursue a career in theatre.
  • Academic Degree Progress 16-17 Students will make satisfactory progress toward completion of their degrees.
  • Community Awareness 16-17 Students will serve the community during their program.

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