Department Learning Goals

The Psychology Department curriculum is arranged to develop the following skills in each student by graduation. The courses are designed to enable each student to:

•  Understand the major concepts, theories, and perspectives in psychology;
•  Apply psychological theories, concepts, and principles to individual experience as well as to broader social issues and social systems;
•  Reflect on personal experience in light of psychological knowledge;
•  Recognize and understand the complexity of cultural diversity in light of psychological knowledge;
•  Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology and the social sciences; and
•  Demonstrate skills that promote behavioral change at the individual, organizational, and community levels.