Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Advanced Manufacturing Systems
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Use manufacturing concepts, theories, and processes for practical applications in various situations within the field of manufacturing, on and off the shop floor.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Combine concepts in science and engineering with manufacturing operations to analyze manufacturing issues in multiple contexts and recommend solutions.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply manufacturing best practices and technologies to evaluate real world manufacturing problems, while working on a team.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Develop and justify positions on issues related to the economic and social impact of automation and high speed, flexible manufacturing solutions in the national and international markets.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Address a real world problem within a manufacturing company and work with the company to develop a targeted solution.
     
  6. Lifelong Learning 
    Complete a self-assessment of personal commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement as an engineering professional; includes a concrete plan for lifelong learning.
Biological Science
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define, explain, and analyze vocabularies, experiments, theories, and concepts in biological sciences using current research, tools, methods, and technologies.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Describe and evaluate an emerging biology-related problem or challenge in a wider global context using theories, tools, techniques, and methods from biology, medicine, biotechnology, healthcare, and other related fields of study.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Prepare and present a project or paper which utilizes key scientific literature, research, and/or data to address an existing area of study in biology; employ appropriate resources to display how and why this research is important in the biology field.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify a position on an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental, and economic challenges in biology on a local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate acquired biology skills, principles, best practices, techniques, and tools into the community or workplace, including academic and industry research labs, in a hands-on, real-world setting.
Biotechnology
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define, explain, and analyze vocabularies, experiments, theories, and concepts in biotechnology using current research, tools, methods, and technologies.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge
    Describe and evaluate an emerging biotechnology-related problem or challenge in a wider global context using theories, tools, techniques, and methods from biology, medicine, biotechnology, healthcare, and other related fields of study.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Prepare and present a project or paper which utilizes key research, scientific literature, and/or data, communication, and experiences with local biotech companies to address an existing area of interest in biotechnology.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning
    Develop and justify a position on an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental, and economic challenges in biotechnology on a local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning
    Integrate acquired biotechnology skills, principles, best practices, techniques, and tools into a hands-on, real-world project in a local biotech company.
Engineering Technology in Computer Engineering Technology
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain principles and concepts of natural science and mathematics as they are related to the investigation, evaluation, and solution of complex technical needs and challenges using tools, technologies, methods, and specialized terms of the engineering discipline.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Define and frame complex technological challenges and needs in a societal context and explain how the methods drawn from the engineering discipline and core fields of mathematics and science can be used to address and develop solutions.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and test engineering systems, components, or processes to address complex and broadly defined technologic challenges, linking knowledge or skills acquired in work, community, or research activities with knowledge acquired in fields of study inherent to the engineering discipline.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify positions on issues relative to the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate the cumulative knowledge, skills, techniques, tools, and best practices in the engineering field in order to solve a community- or workplace-related engineering problem.
     
  6. Lifelong Learning 
    Complete a self-assessment of personal commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement as an engineering professional; include a concrete plan for lifelong learning.
Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain principles and concepts of natural science and mathematics as they are related to the investigation, evaluation, and solution of complex technical needs and challenges using tools, technologies, methods, and specialized terms of the engineering discipline.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Define and frame complex technological challenges and needs in a societal context and explain how the methods drawn from the engineering discipline and core fields of mathematics and science can be used to address and develop solutions.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and test engineering systems, components, or processes to address complex and broadly defined technologic challenges, linking knowledge or skills acquired in work, community, or research activities with knowledge acquired in fields of study inherent to the engineering discipline.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify positions on issues relative to the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate the cumulative knowledge, skills, techniques, tools, and best practices in the engineering field in order to solve a community or workplace-related engineering problem.
     
  6. Lifelong Learning 
    Complete a self-assessment of personal commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement as an engineering professional; include a concrete plan for lifelong learning.
Environmental Science
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain the methodologies, mechanisms of specific processes, and major theoretical perspectives of earth science disciplines, using its tools, technologies, and specialized terms.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Define and frame an environmental issue significant in a wider social context and explain how methods from Environmental Sciences and other core fields of study can be used to address the problem.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Evaluate an existing impact statement and proposed plan for remediation, or develop a proposal for a new use or adaptive re-use of an existing site which identifies potential stakeholder concerns and how they might be resolved.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Explain diverse positions, including those representing different cultural, economic, and geographic interests, on a contested environmental global phenomena, and evaluate the issue in light of both those interests and evidence drawn from the public and scholarship.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Transfer learning to new, real-world, complex situations in environmental sciences to solve an environmental issue in the community: local, national, or global.
Finance and Accounting Management
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain complex financial problems or challenges in diverse business settings and cultures, drawing on current research, theories, practices, tools, and technologies in the field of business.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Frame and evaluate a financial business problem or challenge in a wider social or global context drawing on theories, tools, and methods from business and other fields of study.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply financial business knowledge and skills to real-world problems outside the classroom, involving both individual and group effort, in the context of local, national, and international markets.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify a position and/or an approach to an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental, and economic challenges in your field of study or major on a local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate best financial practices and tools to help solve a management problem in the community or workplace.
Health Management
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain management principles and concepts as they relate to decision-making and resource management in the healthcare environment.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Describe and evaluate an emerging healthcare-related problem or challenge in a wider global context using theories, tools, and methods from healthcare management and other fields of study.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Prepare a project, paper, or other appropriate body of work which utilizes key management principles in finance, organizational management, governmental policies, and/or resource allocation to address an existing problem in healthcare.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify a position on an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental, and economic challenges in healthcare on a local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate healthcare management principles, best practices, and tools into the community or workplace and recommend probable solutions for issues in the healthcare management industry.
Health Science
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain vocabularies, principles, and concepts in health sciences using current research, tools, methods, and technologies.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Describe and evaluate an emerging health science-related problem or challenge in a wider global context using theories, tools, and methods from healthcare, science, and other fields of study.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Prepare a project, paper, or other appropriate body of work that utilizes key scientific literature, research, or data to address an existing problem in health or science.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify a position on an issue pertaining to political, social, environmental, and economic challenges in health or science on a local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate health sciences principles, best practices, and tools into the community or workplace.
Human Services
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain the core concepts, perspectives, findings, and trends in human services using vocationally oriented values, standards, tools, techniques, and specialized terms.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Frame a problem important to human services, justify the significance of the problem in a wider societal context, and explain how methods from human services can be used to address the problem.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Complete a substantial project that evaluates a significant question in the field of human services, including an analytic narrative of the effects of learning outside the classroom on the research or practical skills employed in executing the project.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Analyze social challenges and opportunities affecting countries, continents, or cultures and evaluate the strategies and best practices related to human services employed by organizations in addressing that issue.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Information Technology
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Design and test range of information and communication technologies, drawing on theories, tools, and methods in the field, leading to improved information systems and user experience.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Consolidate the knowledge of principles and applied methodologies from other fields of study to develop an approach to solving a broadly defined information technology problem.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply the knowledge, skills, and current technologies and tools to implement quality systems, components, or processes that meet requirements.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Interpret the ethical, legal, and social impacts of information technologies in a wider societal and global context
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Leadership
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Integrate lived experiences and leadership structures, styles, and practices to create an individual leadership profile, demonstrating knowledge of self-awareness and a thorough understanding of the evolution of leadership theories.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Critically and systemically examine a challenge related to leadership in a cross-cultural context and become expert producers of evidence-based decision-making strategies drawing on theories, tools, and methods practiced in the field of leadership.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Prepare and present a web portfolio linking knowledge and skills acquired in professional, research, and course practices with knowledge acquired in the field of leadership.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Explain in a group setting diverse positions, including those representing different cultural, economic, and geographic interests, on a contested public issue related to leadership, and evaluate the issue in light of both those interests and evidence drawn from the literature in leadership.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate leadership-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.
Liberal Studies
  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Design and implement a curriculum plan that identifies an area of specialization mapping degree completion requirements; define, construct, and execute an in-depth senior capstone project requiring synthesis of undergraduate knowledge and application of writing skills, analytic thinking, and research methodologies; differentiate among the varieties of liberal studies disciplines.
     
  2. Broad Diversity of Integrated Knowledge
    Assimilate and integrate disciplinary methods; organize broad and complex areas of knowledge; demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of contemporary issues through an understanding of methodologies and content of the humanities, social sciences and sciences expressed through the use of multiple written formats.
     
  3. Flexible Intellectual Skills
    Question, analyze, evaluate, and recognize precedent in theoretical and empirical studies, including primary and secondary sources; demonstrate deduction and evidence-based critical thinking in essays, tests, class presentations, and research projects; develop personal insight.
     
  4. Applied Learning
    Design an in-depth senior capstone project, based on a topic related to the student’s academic specialization; conduct primary and secondary source research; analyze and evaluate complex and competing source materials, according to best evidence and academic standards; write and present research findings. This project serves as experiential education as it is the culmination and practice of undergraduate student learning.
     
  5. Civic Learning
    Assess, develop, and evaluate a position on a significant public policy question in the student’s academic specialization, taking into account scholarly and community perspectives.
Management
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain complex problems or challenges in diverse business settings and cultures, drawing on current research, theories, practices, tools, and technologies in the field of business.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Produce a creative or practical work that draws on specific theories, tools, and methods from at least two core fields of study.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply business knowledge and skills to real-world problems outside the classroom, involving both individual and group effort, in the context of local, national, and international markets.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Integrate business knowledge and skills to develop an approach to a civic, social, environmental, or economic issue at the local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate management best practices and tools to solve a management problem in the community or workplace.
Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain principles and concepts of natural science and mathematics as they are related to the investigation, evaluation, and solution of complex technical needs and challenges using tools, technologies, methods, and specialized terms of the engineering discipline.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Define and frame complex technological challenges and needs in a societal context and explain how the methods drawn from the engineering discipline and core fields of mathematics and science can be used to address and develop solutions.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and test engineering systems, components, or processes to address complex and broadly defined technologic challenges, linking knowledge or skills acquired in work, community, or research activities with knowledge acquired in fields of study inherent to the engineering discipline.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop and justify positions on issues relative to the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate the cumulative knowledge, skills, techniques, tools, and best practices in the engineering field in order to solve a community or workplace-related engineering problem.
     
  6. Lifelong Learning 
    Complete a self-assessment of personal commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement as an engineering professional; include a concrete plan for lifelong learning.
Political Science
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Interpret political events, theories, perspectives, scholarly works, and public policies over time and in the context of various political systems.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Describe and evaluate an issue related to contemporary political phenomena in a wider social context by employing interdisciplinary perspectives from political science, philosophy, and sociology.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Complete a substantial project that evaluates a significant question in political science, including an analytic narrative of the effects of learning outside the classroom on the research or practical skills employed in executing the project.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Explain diverse positions, including those representing different cultural, economic, and geographic interests, on a contested public issue, and evaluate the issue in light of both those interests and evidence drawn from journalism and scholarship.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate acquired political science skills, principles, best practices, techniques, and tools to respond to a challenge in the community or workplace.
Professional Communication
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Frame, clarify, and evaluate a complex communication challenge in a selected community service area, using theories, tools, methods, and scholarship from the field of communication.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Justify the significance of a communication challenge in a selected community service area in a wider societal context and explain how communication can be used to address the challenge.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Produce a portfolio of authentic print and online artifacts to address a significant problem in the field of communication in a selected service area.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Collaborate with others in developing and implementing an approach to a communication issue in the community, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the process.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate professional communication-specific best practices and tools into the community service project to resolve relevant communication issues.
Psychology
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Define and explain the core concepts, perspectives, findings, and trends in psychology using vocationally oriented values, standards, tools, techniques, and specialized terms.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Frame a problem important to the field of psychology, justify the significance of the problem in a wider societal context, and explain how methods from psychology can be used to address the problem.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Complete a substantial project that evaluates a significant question in the field of psychology, including an analytic narrative of the effects of learning outside the classroom on the research or practical skills employed in executing the project.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Analyze social challenges and opportunities affecting countries, continents, or cultures and evaluate the strategies and best practices related to psychology and employed by organizations in addressing that issue.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.

Post-baccalaureate

Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical  

Designed to enhance and build on your previous academic record through additional pre-medical course work, this post-baccalaureate program covers concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics. You will have the opportunity to tailor your learning experience by choosing from optional electives in human anatomy, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, immunology, endocrinology, biochemistry, statistics, and calculus. As a result of your learning experience, you will be well equipped to apply to medical, dental, osteopathic, and other health professional schools.

English Language Preparation Program

American Classroom
  1. Reading and Writing
    Develop advanced reading and writing skills in the English language.
     
  2. Listening and Speaking
    Develop advanced listening and speaking skills in the English language.
     
  3. American History
    Examine the history of America to gain insights into the American culture.
     
  4. Introduction to Major Field of Study
    Successfully complete one course in the major field of study by earning a passing grade in the final assessment.
     
  5. American Education Experience
    Reflect upon the American university system and college cultural experience during the course of the program.

Master of Arts Degrees

Homeland Security
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Describe the nature and sources of threats to social, political, and economic systems for different constituent groups in homeland security, based on the theory, knowledge, and practice in the field.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied or investigative work in the homeland security domain that draws on the perspectives and methods of other fields of study and assesses the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning
    Create a disaster response plan (man-made or natural) based on FEMA guidelines, including pre-planning, positioning of resources, assets, leadership, and collaboration with public and private groups charged with the response.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a policy question with significance in homeland security, taking into account both scholarship, positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom via experiential opportunities within the program.
Strategic Intelligence and Analysis
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major psychological theories, research methods, analytical techniques, and schools of practice in the field of strategic intelligence analysis; illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate and defend the significance and implications of the work in strategic intelligence analysis in terms of challenges and trends in a social or global context.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Create a project or paper reflecting the integration and application of knowledge and analytical skills acquired in the core courses, at work, community, or via research activities, to a real-world challenge in the intelligence community.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Propose a path to resolution of a problem in strategic intelligence analysis that is complicated by competing national interests or by rival interests within a nation other than the U.S.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom via experiential opportunities within the program.
     
Teaching-Elementary Licensure
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Elucidate educational best practices derived from prominent learning and developmental theories, and observe, analyze, and reflect upon their application in classroom-based settings with a lens toward inclusion, equity, and diversity.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute a lesson that draws upon course learning and research to demonstrate proficiency relative to the MA Professional Standard for Teachers (1) Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment, Indicator (a) Curriculum and Planning: Knows the subject matter well, has a good grasp of child development and how students learn, and designs effective and rigorous standards-based units of instruction consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project for a school-based setting that “promotes the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice” (MA PST 4 Professional Culture Standard) while reflecting upon positionality and conflicts relevant to the project.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public education controversy, taking into account policy, scholarship, and issues of social justice and equity.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Demonstrate education-specific best practices and the competencies delineated by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Six Essential Elements (1.A.4: Well-Structured Lessons; 1.B.2: Adjustment to Practice; 2.A.3: Meeting Diverse Needs; 2.B.1: Safe Learning Environment; 2.D.2: High Expectations; 4.A.1: Reflective Practice) in a supervised classroom setting.
Teaching-Secondary Licensure
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Elucidate educational best practices derived from prominent learning and developmental theories, and observe, analyze, and reflect upon their application in classroom-based settings with a lens toward inclusion, equity, and diversity.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute a lesson which draws upon course learning and research to demonstrate proficiency relative to the MA Professional Standard for Teachers (1) Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment, Indicator (a) Curriculum and Planning: Knows the subject matter well, has a good grasp of child development and how students learn, and designs effective and rigorous standards-based units of instruction consisting of well-structured lessons with measurable outcomes.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project for a school-based setting that “promotes the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practice” (MA PST 4 Professional Culture Standard) while reflecting upon positionality and conflicts relevant to the project.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public education controversy, taking into account policy, scholarship, and issues of social justice and equity.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Demonstrate education-specific best practices and the competencies delineated by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Six Essential Elements (1.A.4: Well-Structured Lessons; 1.B.2: Adjustment to Practice; 2.A.3: Meeting Diverse Needs; 2.B.1: Safe Learning Environment; 2.D.2: High Expectations; 4.A.1: Reflective Practice) in a supervised classroom setting.

Master of Education Degrees

eLearning and Instructional Design
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.
Higher Education Administration
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.
Learning Analytics
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.
Learning and Instruction
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.
Special Education
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Explain the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of education, articulate their sources and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods within the sub-fields of education and assess the resulting advantages and challenges of including these perspectives and methods.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project or performance in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of education to a practical challenge, articulate in writing or another medium the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a public policy question with significance in the field of education taking into account both scholarship and published or electronically posted positions and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate education-specific best practices and tools into experiential learning opportunities offered in the program.

Master of Professional Studies Degrees

Analytics
  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Integrate the major theories, tools, and approaches in data analytics to identify and successfully communicate data-driven insights for informed decision-making.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate and effectively defend the significance and implications of the work in data analytics in terms of challenges and trends in a local, national, or global context.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply the principles, tools and methods of analytics to a comprehensive real-world problem or project related to data analyses for tactical and/or strategic decision making; present data, information and/or analytical insights and recommendations for successful implementation of the project.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Propose an effective path to resolution of an analytical problem that may be complicated by the competitive environment, opposing interests, divergent or uncertain data and information.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Apply the principles, tools and methods of analytics to a project within a sponsoring organization to successfully assist with the extraction, development, delivery, and/or translation/implementation of data analysis for tactical and/or strategic decision-making in organizations.
Digital Media
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Design and produce interactive media products or action plans, based on established HCI (Human Computer Interaction) principles, theory and research.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Assess the need or problem at-hand to define the scope, scale, and solution, drawing on relevant perspectives and methods of several interrelated creative fields.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply digital media narrative principles and a range of technologies, visual, design, and programming ideas to provide creative and timely solutions for practical digital media challenges.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Develop a formal proposal, real or hypothetical, addressing a challenge or opportunity in cross-cultural and global information and communication.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Digital Media: Connect
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Design and produce interactive media products or action plans, based on established HCI (Human Computer Interaction) principles, theory and research.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Assess the need or problem at-hand to define the scope, scale, and solution, drawing on relevant perspectives and methods of several interrelated creative fields.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply digital media narrative principles and a range of technologies, visual, design, and programming ideas to provide creative and timely solutions for practical digital media challenges.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Develop a formal proposal, real or hypothetical, addressing a challenge or opportunity in cross-cultural and global information and communication.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Geospatial Services
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Design and produce geospatial products for decision makers by turning data into actionable knowledge using geospatial principles, practices, and newly acquired knowledge of functions and essential skills.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute applied work that draws on the perspectives and methods of other fields of study (project management, leadership, information technology), including articulating and defending the significance and implications of the work in GIT to those fields.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Create a professional poster and presentation reflecting the integration and application of acquired advanced knowledge in GIT to a practical challenge; assess approaches and standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Propose a path to a resolution of a problem and create new methods to respond to geospatial challenges at the local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Informatics
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Propose and develop new ICT solutions using fundamental concepts behind software architecture, system design and development, information security, and information management.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied or investigative work that draws on a multidisciplinary approach to research and analysis in informatics.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Apply analytical techniques and research methods to identify, support, implement, secure, and govern within a variety of information technology environments.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Assess a complex issue that incorporates the ethical, legal, and social impacts of information technology and knowledge management within a societal and global business context.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.

Master of Science Degrees

Applied Nutrition
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Investigate and recommend solutions to facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors involved in practicing applied nutrition, based on current research, theories, practices, tools, and technologies.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate the significance of applied nutrition concepts and practices in terms of the challenges and current trends in nutrition and interrelated fields.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Create or enhance a plan/program for wellness and prevention education of nutrition-related diseases.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop an approach to a civic, social, or economic issue in the field of nutrition at the local, national, or global level to prepare students for a role as a nutrition educator.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Integrate discipline-specific best practices and tools into work.
     
  6. Communicative Fluency 
    Effectively communicate, both written and orally, to educate the public and consumers based on science, literature, and sound research.
Commerce and Economic Development
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Use conceptual and mathematical tools to examine fluctuations in employment, prices, and economic growth, using economic principles and quantitative skills in the areas of economics, economic theory, policy analysis, and research.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Assess and articulate the significance and impact of other fields such as art, culture, and entertainment on commerce and economic development.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project that applies economic theories to business and public policy issues—theories such as economic growth, technological and structural changes, industrialization, factor proportions and prices, trade, population, and income distribution.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop a formal proposal, real or hypothetical, addressing a cultural or global challenge in the field of commerce and economic development that has not been adequately addressed.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Corporate and Organizational Communication
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Incorporate communication theory, skill development, research findings, and best practice to assess the role of communication in supporting organizational performance by influencing the attitudes and behaviors of internal and external stakeholders.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design communication initiatives that draw on the intersection of communication at the individual, organizational, and societal levels by using an interdisciplinary focus and integrative strategic methodologies.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Integrate and apply communication concepts, research, knowledge, and skills to address a communication challenge within a sponsoring organization or your own organization.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Assess communication strategies and programs that can promote the building of intercultural and global networks within organizations and outside, based on high ethical standards.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize their experience and academic knowledge across disciplines and perspectives to transfer learning in new contexts and build a personal profile as a learned and a professional.
     
  6. Communicative Fluency 
    Demonstrate professional oral and written communication proficiency by crafting and delivering persuasive messages to target audiences.
Criminal Justice
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Articulate significant challenges involved in practicing in the complex criminal justice environment; identify critical topics and trends, including industry responses to current and emerging anticrime strategies.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Design and execute an applied or investigative work that draws on the perspectives and methods of other fields of study and assesses the resulting advantages and challenges of these perspectives and methods in criminal justice.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Create a new anticrime public safety strategic plan based on the knowledge, theory, operations, and practice in the field of criminal justice.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on a policy related to a current and major topic in criminal behavior trend, anticrime strategy, or public safety, taking into account both scholarship, positions, and narratives of relevant interest groups.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom via experiential opportunities within the program.
Global Studies and International Relations
  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Incorporate foundational global and intercultural knowledge, theories, research methods, and approaches to investigate global issues from government, private, and nonprofit viewpoints.               
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge
    Frame and evaluate global challenges in international political, economic, security, or diplomatic areas in the selected region or concentration, drawing on perspectives and methods from diverse fields of study.
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning
    Apply the advanced knowledge gained in the field of global studies to a practical challenge, articulate in writing the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates, or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning
    Assess and develop a position on a contemporary social issue from  a socio-historical perspective and from multiple viewpoints of the stakeholders. 
  5. Experiential Learning
    Synthesize and transfer learning to a new complex situation within coursework or beyond the classroom.
  6. Global Mindset
    Develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors to live, work, and communicate with people whose backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are different from their own as well as to consider the global impact of their decisions.
Human Services
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Articulate core concepts, perspectives, findings and trends in human services pertaining to the role of stakeholders, social policies, and organizations in the resolution of social problems.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate and defend the significance and implications of crossdisciplinary discourse in the field of human services in terms of challenges and trends in a social or global context.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of human services to a practical challenge, articulate the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates, or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Develop a formal proposal, real or hypothetical, to a human service organization addressing a social policy issue and its global challenge in the field that has not been adequately addressed.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Leadership
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Incorporate intellectual skills and foundational leadership theories to create personal and organizational leadership models, profiles, and plans for developing leadership competencies.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Frame and evaluate leadership challenges in a wider social or global context drawing on theories, tools, and methods from diverse fields of study.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Investigate and recommend solutions to solve complex organizational problems related to effective team leadership, achieving strategic and operational goals, leading change, and driving results.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Create a strategic plan to develop diverse and inclusive environments capable of leading transformational change at the organizational, domestic, or global levels.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer leadership-specific best practices and tools to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Nonprofit Management
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Interpret the major theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry and practice in nonprofit management, leadership, and capacity building, and illustrate their applications and relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate and defend the significance and implications of the work in terms of challenges and trends in a social or global context.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Identify and investigate current nonprofit gaps and needs related to capacity-building deficiencies, including assessment of approaches and recommendations applicable to organizations.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Propose a path to resolution of a problem in the field of study that is complicated by competing interests or by rival interests within a nation other than the U.S.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom via experiential opportunities.
Program and Project Portfolio Management
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Design and articulate effective implementation of a program or a project portfolio management process while addressing complexity due to human and systems behavior, and ambiguity. 
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Formulate solutions to address a real-world problem through the use of program and project portfolio management while drawing on the perspectives and methods of other fields of study within the professional context.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Evaluate implications of significant challenges involved in the implementation of a real-world program or execution of a project portfolio management process, and proactively drive actions to deliver value to the organization.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Assess and develop a leadership strategy for stakeholder engagement that addresses civic, global, and/or intercultural aspects of  program or project portfolio management.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer best practices in program and portfolio management to a relevant problem of practice beyond the classroom.
Project Management
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Assess and articulate significant challenges involved in managing project scope, risk, quality, schedule, budget, and quality and performance metrics, while effectively communicating with different project stakeholders.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate and defend the significance and implications of project management in terms of challenges and trends in your professional or organizational context.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and articulate effective implementation of a complex project plan to meet business goals in a real-world setting, while avoiding common project management pitfalls.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Assess and develop a position on an ethical issue in project management; justify its civic and global significance.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Interpret the major theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of global pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device regulatory affairs, and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Formulate tenable regulatory strategies for the commercialization of pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device products into major global geographic markets; evaluate these strategies.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Work in a group project setting to complete and deliver a U.S. regulatory strategy for a new biomedical product from a cross-functional perspective.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Investigate and assess emerging technology trends from global regulatory and health economic perspectives, and utilize this analysis to develop novel regulations to ensure that such technologies can be commercialized safely and effectively, with pre-specified performance characteristics.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
Regulatory Affairs for Food and Food Industries
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Investigate and recommend solutions to solve complex problems within the food industry, from the farm to fork, drawing on the cohesive knowledge in the field of regulatory affairs including current research, theories, practices, tools, and technologies.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate and defend the significance and implications of food industry regulations in a wider social or global context drawing on theories, tools, and strategies from various industries and fields of study such as food science and economics.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Create and rationalize a professional development product, such as a training module, on implementation of food regulatory guidelines and industry compliance that can be used outside the classroom for respective audiences.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Integrate food laws and international regulations, skills, and knowledge to develop an approach to a civic, social, environmental, or economic issue at the local, national, or global level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Connect RFA theory to practice via experiential opportunities including integrative co-op, research, or simulated activities.
Respiratory Care Leadership
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Interpret the major theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of study, articulate their sources, and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate the strengths, values, and practices of working with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals and teams in nursing, medicine, and clinical pharmacy; evaluate how to improve the effectiveness of such teams.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning
    Design and implement a project in your work setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in the field of study to a practical challenge, articulate the insights gained from this experience, and assess approaches, scholarly debates or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Propose a path to resolution to lower the cost of healthcare delivery in respiratory care at the national and international level.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize learning across the program to new, complex situations beyond the course work; explain how it helped you build your profile as a healthcare professional leader.
Technical Communication
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Assess methods of managing technical information, describe the major methodologies and/or practices employed, and implement those methods and practices through a variety of tools and projects.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Create discrete projects using interdisciplinary approaches in the workplace, incorporate multiple resources, fully document the sources, and articulate in writing how these elements influenced the resulting project.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Create, design, implement, and research usability issues in technical communication, as well as articulate the rationales for using various methodologies to create user assistance tailored to an appropriate audience.
     
  4. Civic, Global, Intercultural Learning 
    Create sustained arguments and reflections regarding the major legal, ethical, and intercultural issues in the technical communications field and articulate the challenges of facing those issues in the workplace.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.
     
  6. Writing and Editing 
    Write and edit a variety of technical information clearly and accurately, as well as elucidate and articulate the major challenges for each audience using a wide variety of documentation examples that model exceptional writing in the field.
     

Master of Sports Leadership Degree

Master of Sports Leadership
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Articulate sports leadership principles, practices, and a solid knowledge of functions and essential skills required for organization and business success.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Effectively research and examine current issues in sport and society while drawing on the perspectives and methods of other fields of study and considering how personal leadership skills and assumptions can offer solutions for change.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Design and implement a project in an out-of-class setting that requires the application of advanced knowledge gained in sports leadership to a practical challenge; assess approaches, scholarly debates, or standards for professional performance applicable to the challenge.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Assess concepts, theories, and tools of policy development and strategic management relating to key factors including diversity and civic engagement and develop a position on how to use sports to foster diversity, prevent violence, and improve the health of local and global communities.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom via experiential opportunities in the program.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Education
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Draw upon the expertise of the academy to develop sophisticated inquiry about their problems of practice, apply appropriate theoretical frameworks to enhance their understanding and description of the problems, and employ research tools to examine the local problem of practice.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Use knowledge, theory, and research to identify, articulate, and then collaboratively inquire and address problems of practice within communities of practice.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Work collaboratively within their own organizations to identify challenges, attending in particular to how different interpretations and descriptions of the problem and approaches to the change cycle might embody liberation through action.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Creatively address significant problems of practice in collaboration with others using inquiry informed by observation, multiple perspectives, research, and theory toward improving the human condition.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Articulate and address educational problems through the employment and development of research tools, theoretically sound analysis, and the resulting action plans, all within the context of thoughtful leadership models.
Doctor of Law and Policy
Specialized Knowledge
  1. Develop conceptually informed recommendations to make or change legal or policy structures and processes at a variety of scales and in different policy domains.
  2. Evaluate and critique the structure and role of state and federal courts and basic concepts in legal reasoning.

Broad and Integrative Knowledge
  1. Design and implement a systematic approach to understanding and solving problems using an interdisciplinary, social science perspective.

Applied and Collaborative Learning
  1. Create a plan of inquiry and execute such a plan that uses the most appropriate technique(s) to analyze a public policy issue and make conceptually informed and empirically based recommendations.

Civic and Global Learning
  1. Craft recommendations, strategies, and arguments capable of influencing important debates in law and public policy in both domestic and international contexts.
  2. Analyze the influence that political, economic, and social trends have on the process of making and changing laws and public policy

Experiential Learning
  1. Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or in the thesis projects.
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  1. Specialized Knowledge 
    Interpret the major theories, research methods and approaches to inquiry and schools of practice in the field of physical therapy, articulate their sources, and illustrate both their applications and their relationships to allied fields of study.
     
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge 
    Articulate the significance and implications of the work in physical therapy in terms of challenges and trends in another field such as health informatics, professional communication, or medical research.
     
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning 
    Analyze a comprehensive and publishable case report/research study that addresses the patient/client management model, clinical decision-making processes, and resource utilization.
     
  4. Civic and Global Learning 
    Propose a path to resolution of a problem in physical therapy to respond to challenges at the national and international level based on advanced concepts related to clinical management of patients.
     
  5. Experiential Learning 
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.