Student Learning Outcomes
Knowledge Base of Psychology - Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
Research Methods in Psychology - Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology - Students will 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 - Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
Integration of Faith and Values in Psychology - Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and integrate a Christian worldview with psychology as a discipline.
Information and Technological Literacy - Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
Communication Skills - Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
Sociocultural and International Awareness - Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.
Personal Development - Students will 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 - Students will emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Psychology