Institution-level Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs): Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning

Some examples of how graduates demonstrate scientific and/or mathematical reasoning in problem solving:

  • Apply methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
  • Apply scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural (or physical) sciences.
  • Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
  • Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
  • Employ quantitative methods such as, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems.
  • Estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.
  • Recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.