Learning Outcomes

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Informed by the University’s Vision for Undergraduate Education, the University Learning Outcomes for Undergraduates articulate what all Notre Dame undergraduates, regardless of major, should be able to do by the time they graduate. The Core Curriculum is instrumental in helping students acquire these competencies. They are:

A. Acquire, synthesize, and communicate knowledge by incorporating relevant disciplinary approaches, cultural perspectives, and Catholic intellectual tradition.

B. Recognize moral and ethical questions in lived experiences, evaluate alternatives, and act with integrity.

C. Contribute to the common good by displaying a disciplined sensibility and committed engagement in response to complex challenges facing local, national, or global communities.

D. Demonstrate the vision and self‐direction necessary to articulate, set, and advance toward their goals.

E. Think critically in formulating opinions or accepting conclusions.

F. Exhibit creativity or innovation in the pursuit of their intellectual interests.

G. Display a level of mastery in their major field(s) of study that enables them to successfully pursue professional careers or advanced study.