Building Sciences (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

1. Students will be able to consider mulitple points of view in relation to building contexts and occupants

  • 1.1 Students will demonstrate proficiency in historical and contemporary trends within the construction industry by making local to global connections and discussing the implications of universal human values.
  • 1.2 Students will demonstrate proficiency in historical and contemporary trends within the field of architecture by making local to global connections and considering multiple points of view.

2. Students will critically and creatively solve complex problems related to building design, construction and performance

  • 2.1 Students will be able to gather and analyze technical data and draw conclusions based on the findings from that data.
  • 2.2 Students will think critically and creatively by experiencing the process of building design, from conceptual development to construction documents, as seen in professional settings.

3. Students will effectively communicate as leaders in building science and related fields

  • 3.1 Students will demonstrate the capacity to successfully compete for and perform in professional roles in the construction industry through effective communicaton using graphic, verbal, and technical means.
  • 3.2 Students will effectively communicate a fundamental knowledge of the design and construction industry through written expression.

4. Students will investigate and apply conceptual knowledge through community membership and public outreach

  • 4.1 Students in the Architectural Technology and Design concentration will learn how to work with real-life clients by participating in design projects that serve community groups.
  • 4.2 Students will understand the responsibilities of community membership by participating in group projects and assignments that include diverse activities and participants