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Social Sciences Guided Pathway Division

The psychology program is designed to provide students with a foundation in the science of psychology. Psychology majors will acquire the ability to survey theories critically, research the major areas of psychology, use descriptive and inferential statistics, design and conduct research, and write reports using analysis, argumentation, and proper psychological style. This major prepares students for career opportunities in fields such as teaching, research, and/or clinical practice. Competencies will be assessed regularly by evaluating student performance on exams, essays, and reports.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the degree program, students will be able to:

  • Logic of the Scientific Method: Studens will be able to identify elements of the scientific method and critique their application to the explanation, prediction, and control of mental processes and behavior.
  • Fundamental Principles:  differentiate and compare fundamental principles of psychology.
  • Everyday Application:  Apply fundamental principles of psychology in their efforts to evaluate everyday life experiences.

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