BS in Psychology
The study of psychology provides knowledge regarding the causes of behavior and psychological methods of investigation. A background in psychology promotes within an individual a sense of competence and efficiency through a better understanding of development, learning, cognition, and emotion. The mission of the Psychology program is to introduce students to the practical, scientific, and theoretical/philosophical factors associated with the study of human behavior.
Students will be able to summarize major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
Students will be able to apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
Students will be to apply critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
Students will be able to identify and discuss the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
Students will be able to weigh evidence, and tolerate ambiguity that underpins psychology as a discipline.
Students will develop insight into their own and others' behavior and mental processes.