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Assurance of Learning: B.A. in Psychology

Mission Statement: The mission of the psychology undergraduate program is to provide students with a thorough grounding in psychological theory, research methods, and statistical analysis techniques, preparing them for employment in settings that require good interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as graduate-level study in a variety of social science domains. Elective courses in counseling, industrial/organizational, community, and health psychology provide an applied focus that is unique among traditional BA programs, and learning opportunities such as small-group problem solving, independent research, and internships develop skills and knowledge that can transfer directly to students' families, careers, and communities.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the B.A. in Psychology, students will be able to:

  • provide examples of major concepts, theories, empirical findings, and overarching themes in psychology
  • integrate design, analysis, and interpretation in an original research project or internship
  • analyze psychological issues and problems utilizing critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach
  • apply psychological principles and standards to personal, social, and organizational issues/problems, including ethical issues/problems confronted by psychologists
  • demonstrate effective writing and presentation skills appropriate to the discipline of psychology for different purposes and audiences
  • apply psychological content and skills to the setting of personal career goals.