Assurance of Learning: B.A. in Psychology
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.