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Rationale for the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

UVM’s Quantitative Reasoning General Education requirement is intended to assure that graduates of the University of Vermont possess the ability to think critically, evaluate information, and reason quantitatively in order to excel in their chosen field and to perform as successful citizens in the world.


Learning Outcomes

Quantitative Reasoning Proficiencies

  • Interpreting data represented in a variety of ways, such as graphs, tables, and charts
  • Solving problems, through the use of patterns, numbers, and symbols
  • Evaluating the value and validity of provided information
  • Determining if the solution to a problem makes logical sense in the real world
  • Formulating alternative solutions
  • Communicating effectively the thought process used to interpret and solve the problem