Student Learning Outcomes

Middlesex Community College is committed to providing the first half of a traditional baccalaureate education by offering high-quality general education in liberal arts and sciences. Our extended mission is to prepare students for service, leadership, and meaningful life-long work and learning. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be prepared to meet the College’s Institutional Learning Outcomes and will demonstrate competency in the following areas:

1. Knowledge and Skills

  • Acquire knowledge appropriate for successful transfer to a baccalaureate institution.
  • Master a major field of study as the basis for life-long learning, service, relationships, and work, in a socially diverse context
  • Demonstrate an extensive foundation of knowledge, skills, and processes derived from a liberal arts curriculum that are required for systematic study and problem solving
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document meaningful, discipline appropriate research.

2. Critical Thinking

  • Think critically, comprehend and analyze complex ideas, draw inferences from facts/texts, evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments.
  • Apply symbolic reasoning skills to solve problems, evaluate arguments and chains of reasoning, and interpret information.
  • Reason scientifically and/or quantitatively and apply mathematical and/or scientific principles to the inquiry process

3. Communication

  • Communicate effectively by means of listening, speaking, reading, writing and utilizing basic quantitative information and mathematical skills in varied situations.

4. Global Perspectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of different groups and organizations in societies and respect for varied cultural values.
  • Be familiar with major artistic, literary and philosophical aspects of world peoples
  • Identify the major historical, economic, and political events around the globe
  • Recognize the role of ethnic diversity in US life

5. Social Responsibility

  • Identify and analyze individual and societal ethical issues.
  • Demonstrate ethical insight and reasoning ability about contemporary issues.
  • Recognize and articulate in a reasoned manner the roots and causal basis of contemporary issues.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of effective citizenry and community engagement in addressing social issues and the sustainability of the environment.

6. Personal and Professional Development

  • Engage in thoughtful self-assessment and career exploration, including selection of an appropriate major for transfer and a satisfying career to participate more fully in a global society
Last Modified: 8/4/23