Michigan State University has outlined a set of undergraduate learning goals. An integrated arts and science foundation enhances the potential that MSU graduates will be outstanding leaders and life-long learners.
A liberal arts foundation enhances the potential that MSU graduates will be outstanding leaders and life-long learners. These liberal learning goals are intended to provide a framework for students’ active engagement in learning both in and out of the classroom. Students who complete an undergraduate degree program at Michigan State University will demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills associated with the following interconnected goals and outcomes:
The MSU graduate uses ways of knowing from mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts to access information and critically analyzes complex material in order to evaluate evidence, construct reasoned arguments, and communicate inferences and conclusions.
The MSU graduate comprehends global and cultural diversity within historical, artistic, and societal contexts.
The MSU graduate participates as a member of local, national, and global communities and has the capacity to lead in an increasingly interdependent world.
The MSU graduate uses a variety of media to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
The MSU graduate integrates discipline-based knowledge to make informed decisions that reflect humane social, ethical, and aesthetic values.