Student Learning Outcomes
Goal 1: Students will attain a knowledge base in Psychology. Students will demonstrate and apply their knowledge of Psychology, including its concepts, vocabulary, principles, methodologies, theories, and subspecialties.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate ability to apply academic skills to field of psychology. In addition to demonstrating literacy in psychology as described above, students will achieve proficiency in communicating in writing and orally about psychological issues in an effective and organized manner.
Goal 3: Students will develop skills in scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Students will use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena. They will demonstrate proficiency in problems solving and creative, integrative, and critical thinking. Students will be able to apply ethical principles and incorporate sociocultural factors in their interpretation of psychological research.
Goal 4: Students will show enhanced personal development. Students will behave in an ethical and socially responsible manner across settings, and be knowledgeable and sensitive to issues related to diversity. Students will achieve greater self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-regulation, and associated coping skills. They will apply psychological knowledge to enhance their relationships. Students will develop enthusiasm and curiosity about the human condition and their place in it.
Goal 5: Students will advance their professional development. Students will apply acquired skills and psychological knowledge to settings outside of academe. They will participate in a psychology-related organization, and engage in at least one career-related experience to hone workplace skills. Students will draft a career plan based on knowledge of educational and career options for psychology majors.