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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology is designed to achieve several broad objectives: to increase students' understanding of their cultural and natural worlds through greater familiarity with the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; to enhance their skills in communication, quantitative analysis, and critical reasoning; and to prepare them to fulfill their roles as responsible members of their families, community, and society.

More specifically, the psychology degree program introduces students to the theoretical and empirical literatures of psychology; teaches them the skills necessary to advance the science of psychology; and encourages them to apply the principles of psychology to the improvement of human welfare.

The undergraduate degree program is designed to assist students in reaching five major goals:

Goal 1. Knowledge Base of Psychology

Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends.

Goal 2. Research Methods in Psychology

Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Goal 3. Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology

Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Goal 4. Application of Psychology

Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.

Goal 5. Personal and Professional Ethics in Psychology

Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science.

Click Goals for a more detailed description of the components of the five major undergraduate goals.

In this area of the Psychology Department website you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about getting a degree in psychology, information about Subject Pool requirements for Psyc 1200, and information on course requirements and advisement for psychology majors. You will also find out how to become a part of the Psychology Department Honors Program. Finally, you will find information about several opportunities available to you in the Psychology Department and how to prepare for graduate school if you make the decision to go.