1. Written Communication (WC): Students compose focused and coherent written content; organize and logically develop their ideas; find, analyze, and integrate appropriate sources; and demonstrate facility in discipline- or genre-specific conventions of writing.
  2. Oral Communication (OC): Students make verbal presentations in which they articulate a central message, organize main ideas, integrate appropriate supporting information, employ language appropriate for the topic and audience, and utilize delivery techniques that enhance the presentation.
  3. Systematic Inquiry (Critical Thinking [SI:CT] & Information Literacy [SI:IL]): Students explain a problem, articulate a (hypo)thesis, investigate using appropriate sources, analyze the information, and craft logical conclusions and creative solutions to the problem.
  4. Quantitative Reasoning (QR): Students interpret and analyze quantitative information in order to solve a wide range of problems, from those arising in research to everyday issues and questions. 
  5. Christian Literacy and Faith (CLF): Students describe the contents and contexts of the Bible, Christianity’s major teachings, how the Christian faith connects to their academic discipline(s) and vocation(s) in life, and have many opportunities to receive instruction in the Christian faith.
  6. Service to Society and Church (SSC): Students serve society in ethical and merciful ways, examining benefits gained and challenges encountered, and Christian students have many opportunities to serve the church.
  7. Informed and Responsive Citizenship (IRC): Students explain, from a disciplinary perspective, how the university's vision of preparing "wise, honorable and cultivated citizens" has influenced their understanding of and response to social, cultural, spiritual, scientific, health, economic, political, and ethical issues in their community, their country, and throughout the world. 
  8. Specialized Knowledge (SK): Students apply knowledge in a specific field that draws on current research, scholarship and/or techniques in the field