What Sac State Expects From You...

Sacramento State Baccalaureate Learning Goals for the 21st Century

  • Competence in the Disciplines: The ability to demonstrate the competencies and values listed below in at least one major field of study and to demonstrate informed understandings of other fileds, drawing on the knowledge and skills of disciplines outside the major.

  • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts. Focused by engagement with big questions, contemporary and enduring.

  • Intellectual and Practical Skills, including: inquiry and analysis, critical, philosophical, and creative thinking, written and oral communications, quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork and problem solving, practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance.

  • Personal and Social Responsibility, including: civic knowledge and engagement -- local and global, intercultural knowledge and competence. ethical reasoning and action, foundations and skills for lifelong learning anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges.

  • Integrative Learning, including: synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies.

All of the above are demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems.