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Program learning goals are the broad statements that address higher order learning, encompassing the degree's mission, values, and overall expectations. These goals are addressed at various points throughout the curriculum.

Student completing the BSPA program will:

1. Articulate how public policy is formulated, implemented, and evaluated.

2. Write documents that articulate purpose, utilize evidence, logic, and apply pertinent values to provide analysis and arguments relevant to the question or issue and appropriate for a chosen audience.

3. Produce oral presentations that articulate purpose, utilize evidence, logic, and apply pertinent values to provide analysis and arguments relevant to the question or issue and appropriate for a chosen audience.

4. Analyze data and draw valid conclusions.

5. Apply research findings to public policy questions or decision making situations.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of pertinent values, such as diversity, integrity, ethical conduct, and professionalism; and articulate how they can impact public policy and decision making situations.