Student Learning Outcomes

A Communication Department graduate with President Coley in the back

Oral Communication 

Students will master the ability to orally present well-supported and well-reasoned original ideas and arguments in a clear, concise, and organized fashion.

Written Communication 

Student will master the ability to write clear, concise, and compelling messages appropriate to the platform they are using and community they are engaging.

Critical Thinking 

Students will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate communication processes and the impacts they have on their personal lives and our society.


Students will demonstrate the ability to develop original research ideas collect and analyze data using the appropriate research methods, and write theoretically and practically significant research studies.

Diverse Perspectives 

Students will demonstrate the ability to thrive in diverse personal or professional settings by becoming self-reflective, flexible, and open communicators in order to contribute to productive collaborations and manage conflict effectively. 

Map of Student Learning Outcomes