Learning Outcomes

Institutional Learning Outcomes | Program Learning Outcomes | Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes

The goals of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program are defined and assessed by a set of carefully designed Program Learning Outcomes and General Education Learning Outcomes. These outcomes specify the intellectual substance and interpersonal communication skills that our students are expected to demonstrate by the time they graduate. As overarching educational standards, Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) define the primary learning agenda and the associated platform of assessment that measures teaching effectiveness and student competency.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Upon successful completion of the CNUCHS Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, students will be able to demonstrate the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

PLO1: Core Sciences and Mathematics. Demonstrate knowledge of the core sciences and mathematics.
PLO2: Arts and Humanities. Demonstrate understanding of how the arts and humanities enhance health, well‐ being, and healthcare practice and delivery.
PLO3: Critical and Systemic Thinking. Demonstrate understanding of the collaborative nature of healthcare delivery.
PLO4: Professional Interaction. Communicate with respect, empathy, and cultural competence.
PLO5:     Social Accountability and Community Service. Acts with social accountability and demonstrates commitment to community service.

The Program Learning Outcomes are fulfilled by completion of the following courses:

PLO1: Core Sciences and Mathematics (3 cr)
BIOL310; BIOL310L: BIOL320; BIOL330; BIOL340; BIOL350; BIOL420; BIOL440; BIOL450; BIOL460; BIOL470 BIOL480; COLL310 & COLL320
PLO2: Arts and Humanities (3 cr)
HIST310; HUMN410; PHIL310 & PHLT310
PLO3: Critical and Systemic Thinking (3 cr)
PHIL310; PSYC310; PSYC320; PSYC410; PSYC420; PSYC430 & SOCL410
PLO4: Professional Interaction (3 cr)
COLL420 & COLL220
PLO5: Social Accountability & Community Service (2 cr)

PLO Requirement
Courses satisfying a PLO must be completed at CHS. While a transferred equivalent course cannot satisfy a PLO, it can count toward general elective degree credit. In some instances, a course may satisfy more than one PLO. In such instances, the credit from the course will only count once toward the degree.

Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes (CoCuLOs)

Upon successful completion of the CNUCHS Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, students will be able to demonstrate the following co-curricular learning outcomes:

  1. Social Awareness and Cultural Sensitivity. Demonstrate awareness of and responsiveness to social and cultural differences by adapting behaviors appropriately and using effective interpersonal skills.
  2. Self-Awareness and Learning. Demonstrate self- awareness through reflection and the development of appropriate plans for self-directed learning and development.
  3. Service and Leadership. Demonstrate the ability to lead and work collaboratively with others to accomplish a shared goal.
  4. Professionalism. Demonstrate professional behavior and effective interactions with others.
  5. Oral Communication. Demonstrate appropriate delivery techniques when communicating materials to an audience.

General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs)

Upon successful completion of the CNUCHS Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, students will be able to demonstrate the following general education learning outcomes:

  1. Written Communication. Demonstrate the ability to write coherent, supported and logically structured prose.
  2. Oral Communication. Listen and speak effectively in formal communication.
  3. Information Literacy. Identify and search relevant libraries of information and databases; synthesize information obtained from primary literature using properly referenced citations.
  4. Critical Thinking. Exercise reasoned judgement to assess technical information and make well‐ informed decisions using evidence‐based approaches.
  5. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning. Demonstrate knowledge of the complexity of biological systems and chemistry of matter through research with the use of mathematics and statistics in problem solving.
  6. Liberal Arts. Demonstrate knowledge of diverse human cultures and influences of social forces, economic principles, and human interactions within the framework of social sciences.

The GE Requirements encompass a suite of courses that provide a broad educational framework for students. The GE curriculum at CNU CHS is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for advanced studies and essential skills needed to work effectively in diverse health-related careers. As required by the California Code of Regulations– Title 5– Article 2 on Admissions and Academic Achievement Standards “At least 25 percent of the credit requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree shall be in general education.” Accordingly, the GE courses comprise approximately 36 credit units of the minimum 120 required credits for graduation (30% of total degree credits).

The GE Learning Outcomes are fulfilled by completion of the following courses:

1. Written Communication (6 cr)
-ENGL 110 (3 cr); ENGL 110x (3cr) ENG 120 (3 cr) ENGL 120x (3cr)
2. Oral Communication (3 cr)
-COMM 110 (3 cr)
3. Information Literacy (3 cr)
-ENGL 120 or ENGL 120x (3 cr)

4. Critical Thinking (3 cr)
-ENGL 120 or ENGL 120x
5. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (14 cr)
-BIOL 110/L (3 cr/1 cr) and CHEM 110/L (3 cr/1 cr);
-MATH 120 (3 cr); MATH 120x 3(cr) & MATH 125 (3 cr), MATH 125x 3(cr) or MATH 130 (3 cr), MATH 130x 3(cr)
6. Liberal Arts (13 cr)
-Fine Arts (3 cr): ARMU 110 (3 cr), ARMU 120 (3 cr), or approved Arts elective
-Humanities (3 cr): ANTH 210 (3 cr) or approved Humanities elective
-Social Sciences (3 cr): ECON 210 (3 cr), GOVT 110 (3 cr), PSYC 110 3(cr), PSYC 110x 3(cr) SOCL 110 (3 cr), or approved Social Sciences elective
-Social Accountability and Community Service (6 cr): COLL 210 (2 cr) and COLL 220 (2 cr)*

Note: Approved course electives may be transfer credits including credit awarded by AP/IP exam, transfer courses, course substitution, or a CHS offered course designated as meeting the GE requirement area.