Psychology Department Student Outcome Goals
Upon completion of a degree program in psychology, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major historical contributions and themes, basic principles, current issues and emerging developments in Psychology.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate knowledge of the field of psychology both orally and in writing, the latter following the American Psychological Association guidelines.
- Demonstrate the ability to relate knowledge of human behavior and mental processes to problems and issues in other disciplines.
- Demonstrate an enduring respect for the use of critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
- Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology as required by Psychology.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the fundamentals of research methodology, research ethics, and statistical analysis to the interpretation and evaluation of research.
- Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of all aspects of human diversity, both local and global.
- Demonstrate a realistic application of psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits or graduate education.
The major or minor program is to be planned in consultation with an advisor from the Department of Psychology by the beginning of the junior year or upon transfer into the department. Students majoring or minoring in one of these programs may take no more than 6 semester hours of PSY 4980 - Independent Study, no more than 6 semester hours of PSY 3970 - Practicum , and no more than 6 semester hours of PSY 3980 - Internship in Psychology .