We expect Hunter graduates to look outward and through ethical leadership to make a difference in their communities and in the world. A Hunter College education promotes personal development and self-awareness; it also fosters life-long learning and equips each student with the habits of mind, character, and confidence to embody our motto: The Care of the Future is Mine. Through engagement with the institution, both in and out of the classroom, Hunter College graduates are expected to develop the following knowledge, skills, and values:
Acquire Broad and Specialized Knowledge
Hunter graduates will have the breadth of knowledge to make a positive difference in a complex, diverse, and changing world.
Research and Communicate Effectively
Hunter graduates will communicate with clarity, coherence, and purpose. They will access information and integrate a variety of sources to frame original arguments.
Think Critically and Creatively
As critical thinkers, Hunter graduates will evaluate different types and sources of claims using appropriate evidence, and as creative thinkers, they will use novel ideas to better understand and shape the world around them.
Practice Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility
As active, informed citizens, Hunter graduates will be engaged with their communities and prepared to have an impact on the world.
Value Pluralism and Diversity and Demonstrate Global Awareness
With a cross-cultural education, Hunter graduates will understand diverse intellectual traditions and develop a sense of belonging to a large and diverse community.
Computing and Technology Competencies
Hunter College students will be able to use technological tools to undertake academic research, engage in creative activity, and/or manage data as is appropriate for their major course(s) of study.