- Written Communication: Write in clear and organized Standard American English to present, explain, and evaluate ideas, to express feelings, and to support conclusions, claims, or theses.
- Oral Communication: Speak in understandable and organized Standard American English to explain ideas, to express feelings, and to support conclusions, claims, or theses. Receive, construct meaning from, and respond to spoken and/or nonverbal messages.
- Reading: Read, evaluate, and interpret written material critically and effectively.
- Symbolic Reasoning: Use appropriate mathematical and logical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and explain issues.
- Integrative Thinking: Use problem-solving skills and creative thinking strategies to make connections among ideas and experiences and to synthesize and transfer learning to new and varied situations.
- Information Literacy: Locate, retrieve, evaluate, and interpret the value of information gained from reading text materials, making observations, and using elecronic media, and reflectively use that information.
- Technological Competency: Identify, allocate, and utilize technological resources effectively.
- Teamwork: Participate proactively and interact cooperatively and collaboratively in a variety of settings.
- Respect for Diversity: Demonstrate cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that are respectful of others' opinions, feelings, values, and individual expression.
- Ethics: Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues in public and personal contexts that can be used to make sound judgements and decisions.