Psychology Department

Program Goals

The Psychology Department objectives are to assist students in the development of the following skills and abilities:
  • Familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and the historical trends in psychology.
  • Understanding and application of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Respect for and use of critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Understanding and application of psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Ability to weigh evidence, act ethically, and conduct oneself in a manner reflective of the professionalism of psychology.
  • Recognition, understanding, and respect for the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.
  • Insight into one's own and others' behavior and mental processes and application of effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.

Psychology Major
Students completing a major in Psychology can earn either a Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology with a Human Services Emphasis) or a Bachelor of Science Degree (Psychology with a Scientific Emphasis, Psychology with a Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis).