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Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students should have after successfully completing a course or program. Student Learning Outcomes should go beyond the immediate environment and focus on the lasting results of a Purdue education.

By reviewing published Learning Outcomes for a given program, students and faculty can identify how individual courses, projects, and assignments all contribute to a holistic learning experience at Purdue University.

If you want to see the Learning Outcomes for a particular program, click on the appropriate college on the left.


Undergraduate Outcomes-Based Core Curriculum

Foundational Learning Outcomes (A developing level of knowledge that assures a general education)

  • Written Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Oral Communication
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Humanities
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences

Embedded Learning Outcomes (A deeper level of knowledge that is embedded within a discipline or major)

  • Creative Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Global Citizenship and Social Awareness
  • Intercultural Knowledge
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Integrative Knowledge
  • Written Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Oral Communication