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Graduation CompetenciesFaculty and staff at the Massachusetts Bay Community College support and expect Associate degree graduates to become proficient in the following dimensions upon successfully completing their academic program:
- Written and oral communication
Graduates will explain, persuade, advocate, and argue effectively when engaged with a variety of audiences.
- Quantitative skills
Graduates will use a variety of mathematical tools and quantitative reasoning to solve problems and analyze complex challenges.
- Technological/computer/information science facility
Graduates will understand and use appropriately a variety of technological tools.
- Knowledge about the natural world
Graduates will use scientific knowledge and methodology to test, validate, and update their knowledge about the natural world.
- Knowledge about diverse cultures
Graduates will apply knowledge about world regions and their histories, philosophical traditions, religions, artistic and cultural legacies, and economic and political forces in engaging others.
- Critical thinking and informed decision-making
Graduates will engage in ethical reasoning, integrative/systems thinking, and creative thinking to analyze and solve problems from multiple perspectives.
- Personal, social, and civic responsibility
Graduates will take responsibility for their actions, self-assess, self-advocate, collaborate, and develop community and civic awareness.