Before being awarded a degree, all baccalaureate-seeking students are expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in the following areas:
- Cultural Inquiry. The ability to critically engage with multiple cultures or civilizations, including their literature, philosophy, and art, and understand how their legacy has shaped our world today.
- Communication Skills. The ability to engage diverse audiences with appropriate oral, written, and visual modes of communication and rhetorical strategies.
- Information and Technology Literacy. The ability to identify, evaluate, and utilize information from a variety of sources in support of lifelong learning.
- Analytical Discernment. The ability to evaluate arguments and solve problems using multiple methods of reasoning.
- Ethical and Engaged Citizenship. The ability to appreciate and discuss principles of ethics and morality and apply these for personal improvement and responsible civic engagement.