WHY MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE?
People major in psychology for various reasons. Many wish to continue their studies in graduate or professional schools of psychology. Others may enroll in non- psychology professional programs such as law, education or social work. Still others study psychology to gain an understanding of people, for later use in management, teaching or other business-related careers. Many students enter directly into psychology- related positions in such areas as rehabilitation or human services. Finally, psychology provides a vehicle for personal development and one avenue for pursuing a liberal arts education. Whatever one's reasons for choosing this major, the study of psychology will broaden one's knowledge of people and their behavior and teach one how to study behavior in a scientific way.
1. Knowledge Base in Psychology
2. Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
4. Sociocultural and International Awareness
5. Ethical and Social Responsibility
6. Professional Development.
Students completing the BA in Psychology will be expected to:
1. Identify, describe, and apply key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
2. Interpret, design, and conduct basic and applied research.
3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in various formats and for various purposes.
4. Examine theories, philosophies, research, and cultures from diverse standpoints including those that do not represent mainstream western perspectives.
5. Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice and adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels.
6. Identify and develop skills and experiences relevant to achieving selected career goals.
BECOMING A MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
To become a psychology major, you need to go to the Registrar's Office, 115 Davidson (Administration) Building, and complete a Declaration of Major form. It will need to be signed by the Psychology Department Chair. Bring it to the Psychology Department Office (211 MW), where the form will be signed and you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist you in planning your academic program.