Student Learning Outcomes


Undergraduate Psychology Majors will acquire:

  • Knowledge Base of Psychology - Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Research Methods in Psychology - Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology - Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Application of Psychology - Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Values in Psychology - Value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science.
  • Information and Technological Literacy - Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
  • Communication Skills - Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • Sociocultural and International Awareness - Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
  • Personal Development - Develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
  • Career Planning and Development - Pursue realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings that meet personal goals and societal needs.