Essential Learning Outcomes

Essential Learning Outcomes LogoStockton University’s 10 Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs) combine Stockton’s flexible and Stockton's ELO logo distinctive liberal arts education with real-world, practical skills. They guide all Stockton University students from first-year through graduation to the intellectual and marketable talents needed to prepare for personal and professional success in the 21st century. As a set of values shared by everyone in the campus community, students encounter opportunities to develop ELOs in all Stockton majors, career preparation, professional experiences both on and off-campus, and academic as well as social activities.

Program excellence

Students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the continuum of skills from basic knowledge to advanced synthesis and evaluation of concepts in chemistry, including fundamental theories, methods and multidisciplinary applications.

Critical thinking

Students will:

  • Be able to analyze data, make interpretations, and draw meaningful conclusions, even if those conclusions are contrary to what was expected.
  • Develop the reasoning skills to construct valid scientific arguments.
  • Demonstrate sound problem solving skills applied to both qualitative and quantitative scenarios .    

Quantitative reasoning

Students will:

  • Apply mathematical expertise to analyze and solve real world and theoretical problems.

Information literacy

Students will:

  • Be able to locate, retrieve, and evaluate information from different sources.
  • Understand how to include proper attribution of sources in communication.   


Students will:

  • Produce scientific communications such as posters, oral presentations, and technical papers, suitable for presentation at a scientific forum.