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Students majoring in psychology will demonstrate:

  • A fundamental knowledge base in the core areas of psychological science;
  • Critical thinking skills and their application;
  • Proficiency in the use of the language of psychological science in both written and verbal form;
  • Expertise in the methods of information gathering, organization, and synthesis as applied to psychological science;
  • Mastery of the experimental method and statistical analysis as practiced by psychologists;
  • An understanding of the ethics and values of the discipline;
  • A readiness for graduate study or for transition into the workforce; and
  • Recognition of how psychological science contributes to the understanding of human diversity.