This broad major intends to orient you to psychology as a whole. Students will learn about the science of mind and behavior, individual and group behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. This major relies heavily on exploring various theories while looking at new research and techniques. The program instructs students in psychological principles and methods, provides the knowledge and skills required at the graduate level, and offers the background needed to prepare for careers in possible professions as diverse as medicine, law, business, education, human resources, and others. Several specialties in psychology encourage certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
The Psychology Program goal is for students to become well informed about Psychology. To meet this goal Psychology Majors and Minors will be able to:
- Identify basic issues in the study of Psychology
- Explain ethical principles
- Recognize cultural and social diversity
- Apply methods of empirical research
- Describe the fields of applied psychology
- Trace the development of psychology as a science and as a profession
- Compare influential theories and basic perspectives in psychology
- Describe the physiological and mental processes in human behavior.
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