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Student Learning Outcomes

B.A. Psychology Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology will be able to

1.Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

2.Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

3.Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many proposes.

4.Use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

5.Demonstrate skills in oral and written communication, and in reading discipline-specific material.

6.Understand the value of empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science.

7.Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.

8.Develop insight into their own and other's behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.