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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Department of Psychology undergraduate curriculum provides a broad and balanced treatment of psychology. Upon completion of this course of study, students will have received upper-division instruction in at least five of the many sub areas of psychology. Thus, they will have knowledge of the diversity of ideas and activities that constitute the field. This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of both those students seeking a liberal arts undergraduate degree and those intending to enter advanced training in psychology, education, medicine, or related fields.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate broad knowledge of the major theories and findings from the various sub-disciplines of psychological science.
  • Students will be able to conduct and interpret the types of statistical analyses used in psychological research.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods of psychological research by proposing research studies and critiquing methods that are used in psychological research studies.
  • Students will present their knowledge of psychological theory, statistical analyses, and research methods through clear written (APA-style research paper) and verbal (oral presentation) communication.
  • Students will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the research theories and findings in the foundation areas of study in psychological science (e.g., Physiological, Perception, Cognition, Development, Abnormal, and Social).