General Education Learning Outcomes


The mission of the General Education program at Bay State College is to provide students with an interdisciplinary core curriculum that focuses on skills in written and oral communication; critical thinking; and analytical reasoning, as well as an understanding of historical and social concepts that can be applied in academic, professional and life situations.

The world in which we live is increasingly complex, diverse, and dynamic. Jobs and industries are created and eliminated at a rapid pace. Consequently, Bay State College is not content with helping students find their next jobs. Instead, we prepare students for a lifetime career path that will take them not only to their next job but also to the promotions and new opportunities that will follow.

The core curriculum provides students with equipment for living by developing skills and perspectives that are relevant to their career path and their lives as global citizens. Students will not be fed content. Instead, but they will learn about how they learn, how to apply what they learn, how to work with others, and how to find answers and solve problems they may face in the future. All of the courses are designed to give students the skills they need to embark on and advance their careers by being strong communicators, thinkers, collaborators, and problem solvers. Students will thus advance their value to employers and their own businesses. They will also learn how to apply their lived experience and education to contribute to a global, democratic society that embraces diversity and social justice. After successful completion of the Core Curriculum students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply their preferred learning style and the science of learning in order to build a foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Utilize critical thinking and information literacy skills in order to make sound decisions in a mediated world.
  • Communicate in various modes in both physical and virtual environments.
  • Present themselves professionally and develop the research, communication, and networking skills essential to career progression.
  • Use mathematical reasoning skills to solve real-world problems.
  • Work with others to solve real-world problems and advance ideas and solutions for the betterment of society.
  • Identify one's responsibility and connections to others in order to think and act as a global citizen.
  • Understand the interconnections of life's many parts - the public and the private, the professional and the personal - and how these can enhance a person's well-being over the course of a lifetime.