The Department of Psychology provides all students an opportunity to investigate the science of behavioral and mental processes. The department offers a variety of courses for students majoring in the field, as well as for majors in allied fields and students wishing an orientation to the field as part of their liberal arts education. Many of the course offerings stress a theoretical orientation while others will stress application to life situations. Psychology majors and others planning graduate study in psychology are encouraged to strengthen their educational background with course work from the natural science and mathematics divisions.
Upon graduation, students majoring in psychology will be able to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of psychological theory and content, understand and apply research methodology, think critically, understand the necessity for values in psychology (e.g. ethical behavior), exhibit technological (e.g. computer) competence in exploring various components of psychology, demonstrate effective written and oral communication within the field of psychology, realize the value in exploring issues of diversity relative to the discipline, and apply psychological concepts personally and professionally.