The Department of Psychology is committed to the mission, goals, and objectives of the University. The department prepares students for leadership in a global community through the development of their knowledge and skills in the history and theories of psychology, human development, and understanding of indivi-dual differences. Research and field experiences prepare students for graduate education and professions in psychology.
- To provide a high quality education to students so that they are prepared to enter graduate or professional schools.
- To prepare students for graduate studies by providing a general psychology experience that includes theoretical and practical knowledge about the discipline.
- To provide a well planned sequence of field experiences in diverse settings that enable students to relate professional knowledge to the understanding of self, others, societies, and cultures at large.
- To create and foster an environment for research among faculty and encourage student research under the supervision of the faculty.
- To maintain a rigorous program through expansion and continuous revision of the undergraduate curricula.
- To provide relevant service courses to the University community.
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the B.S. or B.A. in Psychology, students are expected to:
- Design and complete a research proposal which addresses psychological questions through the formulation of testable hypotheses and use of appropriate research methods.
- Exhibit effective writing skills and critical thinking through use of APA style in empirically based reports, literature reviews and theoretical papers.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major content areas in psychology especially its theoretical perspectives and complex psychological phenomena.
- Identify and evaluate appropriate applications of psychology to everyday life.