The Department of Psychology's undergraduate program offers comprehensive exposure to the prominent theories and concepts of modern psychology. The curriculum is designed to cultivate critical thinking, analyses, and application of psychological theories and paradigms through effective teaching and research. The program emphasizes self- development and the appreciation of human diversity, service and responsibility for individual, collective and global change. The program seeks to provide each student a background in psychology that is both diverse and unifying. Students graduating with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will be able to assume positions in the human services field and or pursue graduate training in psychology and other behavioral sciences.
The general goals of the Department of Psychology are to assure that students obtain knowledge and skills sufficient to (1) qualify for graduate studies and/or (2) qualify for the range of entry and professional jobs that require the application of psychological or behavioral science methods and skills.
The departmental courses, based upon empirically determined theory, are designed to be dynamic and functional, to give students integrated knowledge concerning learning, development, maturation, and related adaptation processes. The undergraduate program, which is traditional in purpose and focus, leads to a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Psychology. Thirty hours are required to complete the program. It is tailored for serious students who want an in-depth concentration in prominent scientifically based theories and procedures in psychology.