Essential Learning Outcomes

Approved by the Faculty Senate on February 12, 2016

A Quinnipiac University education provides students with both specialized knowledge of a discipline, and a broad understanding of human cultures and the physical and natural world. Quinnipiac graduates can integrate and apply knowledge from multiple perspectives found inside and outside of the classroom. They have a sufficient command of key forms of literacy, as well as the requisite intellectual, social, and personal skills and understanding, to identify and respond effectively to contemporary problems. Quinnipiac graduates demonstrate a number of key outcomes essential to the life and practice of a responsible, educated citizen, consciously and decisively. Graduates acquire these Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs) through a purposeful integration of the University Curriculum, requirements within one’s major, and co-curricular experiences.

  • Knowledge and Literacies
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Inquiry and Analysis
  • Social and Emotional Intelligence
  • Intercultural Citizenship and Responsibility

By acquiring the Essential Learning Outcomes, Quinnipiac University graduates can…

  • Demonstrate, integrate and apply knowledge
  • Think critically and creatively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Conduct inquiry and analysis effectively
  • Engage collaboratively and responsibly
  • Act as responsible intercultural citizens of a diverse world

For more information about the Essential Learning Outcomes, please see Quinnipiac's internal website.