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University Learning Goals

Villanova graduates will be able to:


Goal Statement

In-Depth Study

Through in–depth academic study and application, demonstrate moral awareness and critical thinking in the context of culture, history, patterns of human behavior, science, and technology.

Moral/Ethical Behavior

Identify and analyze moral and ethical questions, evaluate alternatives, and act with integrity.

Augustinian Values

Develop as a whole person and grow culturally, socially, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, grounded in the wisdom of Saint Augustine and the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Lifelong Learning

Demonstrate the capability and desire to pursue continued intellectual growth through a commitment to lifelong learning.

Cultural Awareness

Demonstrate an understanding of global and multicultural perspectives of human behavior, achievements, and ideas.


Use a broad spectrum of information technology, written, verbal and electronic communication techniques, and research methods to frame issues, solve problems, or create new works or knowledge.

Problem Solving

Respond effectively and creatively to complex problems with confidence and reasoned judgment.


Contribute to the common good, and apply knowledge and skills to betterment of the human condition.


Demonstrate leadership abilities through teamwork and community building.

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