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Learning Outcomes

A strong grasp of psychology requires knowledge of each of its sub-areas. Students gain this understanding by completing courses in the four main cores: Physiological/Cognitive, Social/Personality, Developmental, and Clinical. They choose additional courses to meet individual needs with the help of a psychology adviser. Furthermore, students who major in psychology learn to evaluate and conduct research, and apply what they learn in their courses to the world outside of the classroom."

Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology 
1.1 Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology 
1.2 Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains 
1.3 Describe applications of psychology 

Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
2.1 Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena 
2.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy 
2.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving 
2.4 Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research 
2.5 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry 

Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
3.1 Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice 
3.2 Build and enhance interpersonal relationships 
3.3 Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels

Goal 4: Communication
4.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes 
4.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
4.3 Interact effectively with others 

Goal 5: Professional Development
5.1 Apply psychological content and skills to career goals 
5.2 Exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation 
5.3 Refine project-management skills 
5.4 Enhance teamwork capacity 
5.5 Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation