Bachelor of Arts - Psychology: Program Goals
- Demonstrate understanding of research methodology in psychology.
- Communicate effectively as it pertains to the study and practice of psychology.
- Engage the world outside the classroom to use and/or inform one’s knowledge of psychology.
- Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Develop critical consciousness and an appreciation of a variety of ways of knowing.
- Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity as played out in psychology and related fields.
- Develop an ethical framework with regard to the science and practice of psychology.
- Demonstrate imaginative and creative approaches to the study and practice of psychology.
General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
- Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
- Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
- Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
- Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
- Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
- Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
- Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
- Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
- Students must explore ecological, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.
Link to Curriculum Map (Courses mapped to Program Goals)