Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Curricular and co-curricular activities are consistent with the departmental mission/objectives and reflect student learning outcomes outlined by the American Psychological Association Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major, Version 2.0 (2013).  The general learning outcomes adopted from the APA are listed below: 

Learning Outcome 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.

Learning Outcome 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods. 

Learning Outcome 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

  • Students will understand and engage in ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involve increasing diversity.

 Learning Outcome 4: Communication

  • Students will demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills. 

Learning Outcome 5: Professional development

  • Students will be able to apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self -reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.