Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the B.A. in Psychology, students will:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology via written assignments and summative examination.
- Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
- Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline via passage of an online national ethic certification, written assessment of ethical principles, and summative examination.
- Demonstrate an understanding and application of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation via the development and design of several research projects to include a prospectus and implementation of at least one major project.
- Practice skeptical inquiry and use of the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of formats, to include the presentation of an original research study via a poster or a paper as well as at least one major written assignment in all Psychology courses.