Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. The psychology major provides students with a broad foundation in current psychology including the
methodologies, problems, bodies of knowledge and perspectives. Senior psychology majors are required to design and implement an original research project in a selected area of psychological inquiry. In addition, seniors are required to complete an internship offered in a variety of diverse settings. The psychology program prepares graduates to work in entry-level positions in the mental health field and to pursue graduate work in psychology or any related field.
- Identify, define and explain the key terminology, concepts, principles, theories and models from the field of psychology.
- Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation.
- Apply critical analysis and creative thinking skills, skeptical inquiry and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
- Demonstrate ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world.
- Apply principles of effective oral and written communication.
- Develop insight into their own and others' behavior and mental processes.
- Emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to ethically and professionally implement their psychological knowledge, skills and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.