Psychology

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Major and minor programs are available in Psychology. The major leads to a Bachelor of Arts.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.A. in Psychology, students will:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology via written assignments and summative examination.
  2. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  3. Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline via passage of an online national ethic certification, written assessment of ethical principles, and summative examination.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding and application of  basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation via the development and design of several research projects to include a prospectus and implementation of at least one major project.
  5. Practice skeptical inquiry and use of the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  6. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats, to include the presentation of an original research study via a poster or a paper as well as at least one major written assignment in all Psychology courses.