Bachelor of Arts - Psychology: Program Goals


Program Goals

  1. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology in psychology.
  2. Communicate effectively as it pertains to the study and practice of psychology.
  3. Engage the world outside the classroom to use and/or inform one’s knowledge of psychology.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  5. Develop critical consciousness and an appreciation of a variety of ways of knowing.
  6. Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity as played out in psychology and related fields.
  7. Develop an ethical framework with regard to the science and practice of psychology.
  8. Demonstrate imaginative and creative approaches to the study and practice of psychology.

General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)

  1. Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
  2. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
  3. Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
  4. Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
  5. Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
  6. Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
  7. Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
  8. Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
  9. Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
  10. Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
  11. 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)