Department of Psychology
The Psychology Student Association (P.S.A.) launched in the Spring of 2021 as a student-led initiative to contribute to the community within the Psychology Department. We strive to include all psychology majors and members of our department to facilitate connection and engagement.
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The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides a foundation for traditional and nontraditional students who wish to become psychologists. It also prepares students to become lifelong learners by delivering analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills that lead to self-awareness, critical social/cultural engagement as well as employment in a variety of work settings.
Department of Psychology Goals
- To provide a curriculum that allows students to attain the skills and knowledge necessary for success in graduate study in psychology and related fields, as well as careers in various professions.
- To foster an appreciation of Psychology as a scientific discipline by stimulating our students to respect and use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to understanding human behavior and psychological processes.
- To provide a curriculum that allows students to deeply examine the biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and cultural aspects of behavior and psychological processes.
- To foster an appreciation of how psychological principles can be applied to enhance understanding of the whole person, as an individual and as a member of a community, society, and culture.
- To create opportunities for students to engage collaboratively with faculty in creative scholarly work that can add to Psychology’s body of knowledge and that can foster personal, academic and professional growth.