Undergraduate Program in Psychology
The undergraduate curriculum of the Department of Psychology is designed to help meet the university's general education (core) objectives, and to prepare interested students for obtaining a minor or major in psychology.
The following learning outcomes and competencies have been established for those students seeking a bachelor's degree in psychology:
1. Students will have a fundamental command of the discipline's empirical content and major theoretical perspectives.
2. Students will be able to distinguish empirical and scientific methods of inquiry from other sources of information.
3. Students will be able to design, conduct and analyze the results of psychological research.
4. Students will be able to effectively communicate psychological information in written and oral form.
5. Students will have practical knowledge regarding behavior and mental processes which can be used for self improvement.
6. Students will be able to demonstrate how psychological knowledge can be used to address health, interpersonal and social issues.
7. Students will have the foundation to assume a psychologically related career and/or continue with more advanced education in the discipline.