AALS | Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

AALS Outcomes

The program learning outcomes of the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies program are:


Demonstrate the ability to communicate with others using written and oral communication resulting in understanding and being understood.

Critical Thinking

Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to discriminate among degrees of credibility, accuracy, and reliability of inferences drawn from given data.

Cultural and Social Understanding

Recognize and understand the importance of social and cultural diversity within global communities.

Information Literacy

Determine the nature and extent of the information needed and demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, and use it effectively.

Personal Development

Integrate formal academic learning with personal experiences so that learning is meaningful, personalized and relates to both personal and professional goals.

Quantitative Reasoning

Demonstrate the ability to use analytical skills to make well-informed decisions.

Scientific Reasoning

Demonstrate a system of inquiry that is dependent on empirical evidence to develop integrative solutions.

Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues

Apply ethical and legal principles and evaluate different ethical perspectives.

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