General Education Learning Outcomes

Through completion of the Bryan College of Health Sciences’ General Education plan, graduates will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. An understanding of the forces of nature, including life and physical sciences that affect human response to and interaction with the world around them.
  2. An understanding of the impact of political, social, cultural and economic factors in shaping values, beliefs, traditions and behaviors in a diverse society.
  3. The ability to communicate and interpret meaning accurately and effectively through writing and speaking skills.
  4. The ability to apply mathematical logic and scientific reasoning skills in problem solving.
  5. The ability to understand, appreciate and engage in creative expression, philosophical thought and ethical decision making.
  6. The ability to recognize current economic, ethical, social, and legal factors that relate to business and management practices.

The following table illustrates the General Education plan for Bryan College of Health Sciences according to categories of study, learning outcomes and required number of semester credit hours in each category for the Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. This table reflects the minimum General Education requirements for all students in an Associate degree or Baccalaureate degree program. Additional General Education courses may be required for specific majors.

The General Education Curriculum Subcommittee is responsible for designating courses as Cultural Studies and maintaining the Cultural Studies approved list of courses. The following criteria guide Cultural Studies designation decisions: courses with cultural studies designation give attention to diversity topics including cultural, spiritual, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation diversity in order to prepare students to provide culturally competent care. Cultural studies courses also prepare students to practice in global and multicultural environments. The General Education Curriculum Subcommittee also reviews cultural, diversity, and global studies requirements at other institutions. If the committee deems another institution’s requirement as being comparable to our cultural studies requirement and a student has transfer-eligible credit for a course that meets the comparable requirement, the Registrar’s office may accept the transfer credit in fulfillment of the cultural studies requirement.