Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

B.A. Program Learning Outcomes 1:

(1) Knowledge Base of Psychology

1.1 Students will be able to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

(2) Research Methods in Psychology

2.1 Students will be able to design, implement, and communicate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretations.

 

(3) Critical Thinking Skills

3.1 Students will be able to use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to address issues related to behavior and mental processes.

(4) Applications of Psychology

4.1 Students will be able to apply psychological principles to individual, interpersonal, group, and societal issues.

(5) Values in Psychology

5.1 Students will value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and recognize their role and responsibility as a member of society.

 

B.S. Program Learning Outcomes:

Outcomes 1.1 - 5.1 above, and 

2.2 Students will be able to design, implement, and communicate advanced research methods in two or more focused domains within psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretations within each domain.

 


1. Adapted from "Report on Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes", Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies, APA, 2002