Students will demonstrate the following:

  1. Ability to analyze and synthesize materials from a variety of source to construct sound arguments using critical thinking
  2. Ability to identify and describe several foundational theories across the communication discipline
  3. Proficiency in public presentations, including organization, research, argumentation, delivery, visual aids, and audience adaptation
  4. Ability to locate and utilize a variety of research materials to construct arguments and support positions
  5. Proficiency in written communication, including the ability to write a discipline-specific research paper
  6. Ability to recognize and solve problems related to everyday communication







Students in the criminal justice major will:

1. Define the major components of the American Criminal Justice system and associated terms.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of crime and the historical and philosophical foundations of criminological theory and thought.

3. Analyze the major issues facing the criminal justice system and the impact on criminal justice policy.

4. Describe careers in the field of criminal justice and understand the roles of criminal justice actors as preparation for the workplace or advance study.

5. Critique and examine scholarly work related to the field of criminal justice.

6. Demonstrate critical thinking and writing through the creation of a criminal justice-related capstone project.






Students in the Writing and Multimedia Studies major will:

SLO 1: Employ a robust writing process that includes assessing rhetorical situations by identifying audience, purpose, genre, and context
SLO 2: Conduct investigative research using methodologies appropriate for a professional context
SLO 3: Utilize the fundamentals of design for print and digital production
SLO 4: Write clearly, concisely, and fluently
SLO 5: Compose and edit photography, audio, and video
SLO 6: Adapt a message for various media platforms
SLO 7: Use inquiry and critical thinking skills to solve problems for real and hypothetical clients






Students in the PPE major will:

1. Critically evaluate arguments and reason logically.
2. Critically assess ethical issues.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of social institutions through concentrated engagement with contemporary and enduring social issues.
4. Perform quantitative analysis.
5. Synthesize and evaluate information through an application of knowledge and methods across the three disciplines.






Students in the political science major will:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and theoretical frameworks in American, comparative, and international politics.
2. Demonstrate competency in critical and analytical reasoning skills necessary for the study of political science.
3. Communicate effectively through strong writing and oral skills.
4. Demonstrate competency with tools underlying modern social science research, including statistical or qualitative analysis.
4. Participate as a civically engaged member of society.






Students in the sociology major will:

1. Use critical-thinking skills and understand the need to apply these skills broadly to all aspects of life.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of human relationships, social process and institutions.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of, causes of and extent of social phenomena.
4. Know the major theories and research findings in the field of sociology and how they apply to social behavior.
5. Demonstrate the ability to research, analyze and write about issues sociologically.
6. Learn to write and orally present research findings.