The Psychology Department endeavors to cultivate appreciation of and skill in the implementation of the methods of inquiry and theoretical models employed by contemporary psychological scientists, scholars, and practitioners. Improved understanding of mental and behavioral processes enhances the life experience and improves coping skills for the practical and ethical demands of work and personal relationships.

Students who successfully complete a major program in psychology will be able to:

  1. Identify and articulate major concepts, theories, and research findings in psychology;
  2. Identify, read, and critically evaluate professional literature in psychology-related fields;
  3. Design, conduct, analyze, interpret, and communicate the findings of empirical studies;
  4. For those students who wish to pursue employment in helping professions (e.g., counseling or education): demonstrate basic knowledge and skills relevant to their projected careers.