Learning Outcomes

Psychology Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Goal A: Content Knowledge

— understanding the principles, findings, and theories related to human behavior.

By graduation, students with a major in Psychology will be able to:

   1. Conceptual Breadth: Discuss the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in psychology.

   2. Inquiry and Statistical Analysis: Explain the major methods of inquiry and statistical analysis in psychology.

   3. Diversity: Describe the ways in which diversity influences psychological processes.

Goal B: Skills in the Discipline

— application of critical analysis, research methods, and statistical procedures in research.

By graduation, students with a major in Psychology will be able to:

   4. Critical Analysis: Critically analyze existing literature of a topic in psychology.

   5. Research Design and Statistics: Design research studies, including the application of statistical procedures.

   6. Written and Oral Communication: Demonstrate written and oral communication skills, especially the ability to write in APA (American Psychological Association) style.

   7. Application and Social Issues: Articulate how psychological principles can be used to explain social issues, address pressing societal needs, and/or inform public policy.