Programs & Degrees

University Learning Outcomes

In keeping with its mission, vision and values, Kettering University strives to ensure that graduates of its baccalaureate degree programs achieve core outcomes.

Undergraduate Learning Outcomes

Kettering University provides academic and co-curricular opportunities for students to achieve these outcomes:

  • Communication – the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Critical thinking – the ability to reason logically, challenge assumptions, evaluate evidence, use evidence to support a position, and creatively apply knowledge to new situations
  • Quantitative reasoning – the ability to use mathematical models, concepts, and skills to draw conclusions and solve problems
  • Science – a knowledge of basic laboratory science and the principles of scientific reasoning
  • Foundation in the liberal arts – a broad knowledge of the perspectives, content and methods of inquiry and reasoning in the humanities and social sciences
  • Depth of knowledge in a major field of study - the content, connections to other disciplines, methods and distinctive professional requirements of a specific discipline
  • Global awareness – a knowledge of global societies, respect for other cultures, and the ability to interact effectively across cultural boundaries
  • Teamwork – the ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Leadership – the ability to provide vision, set direction, and motivate others to follow
  • Ethics – a knowledge of one's ethical responsibilities as an individual, a professional, and a member of society, and a commitment to their fulfillment
  • Professionalism – the habits, characteristics, and skills necessary to a responsible and productive career
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset – the habits and skills necessary for creative and innovative thinking, awareness of customer needs, and opportunity recognition
  • Lifelong learning – the habits and skills to sustain and direct lifelong learning, and an appreciation of its importance

Graduate Learning Outcomes

Kettering University strives to ensure that graduates of its graduate degree programs achieve the following outcomes:

  • Communication – demonstrate effective communication to a diverse range of professional audiences
  • Research and analytical skills – demonstrate the ability to collect and synthesize information in ways consistent with the highest professional standards
  • Ethics – develop a framework that recognizes and chooses ethical courses of action
  • Leadership and teamwork – exhibit professional integrity, ethical leadership, and effective collaboration skills
  • Global perspective – contribute to a sustainable world as informed by a global perspective
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset – possess the skills necessary for creative and innovative problem-solving, awareness of customer needs, and opportunity recognition