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Undergraduate Learning Goals

Regardless of major, all of our undergraduates benefit from an education that encompasses the skills, abilities, and learning dispositions required for success in 21st century society and workplaces, distinguishing SCU as the Jesuit University in Silicon Valley. Click here for University Goals for SCU Undergraduates.

Critical, Creative, & Reflective Thinking

Generating, analyzing, reflecting upon, evaluating, integrating, and applying different types of information and knowledge to form independent judgments

Quantitative Reasoning

Analytical and logical thinking and the habit of making accurate and reasoned interpretations of quantitative information

Oral Communication

Delivering an effective, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or promote change

Written Communication

Developing and expressing ideas in writing with attention to a wide range of conventions, including purpose, content, medium, format, and style

Information Literacy

Identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively and responsibly using and sharing information generated from a variety of sources

Cultivation of Ethics and a Life of Meaning and Purpose

Engaging in ethical reflection and self examination of life's meaning and purpose in ways that inform values and actions

Social Justice

Developing knowledge, values, commitments, and action related to social justice issues locally, nationally, and globally 

Engagement with Diverse Communities, Locally and Globally

Developing dispositions and abilities to participate respectfully and meaningfully within diverse communities, both as engaged citizens and globally-minded professionals