Upon completion of the the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology you will be able to...

  • DEMONSTRATE knowledge of theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology;
  • ENGAGE in informed, critical, intellectual discussion about human behavior;
  • USE research methods and statistical tools to design research; collect, analyze, and interpret data; understand the limitations of these tools and methods; interpret empirical research; demonstrate information competence through use of key databases; and write research reports using APA format;
  • USE skeptical inquiry and critical thinking skills when analyzing peer-reviewed articles and articles in the popular press;
  • DEMONSTRATE understanding of the ways gender, culture, age, and sexual orientation affect psychological processes (i.e., perception, memory, learning, affect, social behavior, and development);
  • USE computer simulations and anatomical dissections to demonstrate the role of biology and neurology in perception, learning, memory, language and neurological and biological pathologies.
  • APPLY psychological theory and research to issues in your career, personal life and problems of social justice in the world around you.

 

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