2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: CONTENT MAY NOT BE CURRENT. USE THE DROP DOWN ABOVE TO ACCESS THE CURRENT CATALOG.
Purpose and Focus
The Department of Psychology undergraduate curriculum provides a broad and balanced treatment of psychology. Upon completion of this course of study, students will have received upper-division instruction in at least six of the many sub areas of psychology. Thus, they will have knowledge of the diversity of ideas and activities that constitute the field. This curriculum is designed to meet the needs of both those students seeking a liberal arts undergraduate degree and those intending to enter advanced training in psychology, education, medicine, or related fields.
Degree Objectives/Learning Outcomes
The Psychology degree objectives are:
- Students should have an overview of the discipline of the psychological science.
- Students should understand the major theoretical ideas in the science of psychology.
- Students should have a more in-depth understanding of the research findings in at least six significant domains of study in psychological science.
- Students should understand the methods of inquiry used in psychological science.
- Students should be able to present their knowledge to relevant parties through clear written and verbal communication.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Students are strongly encouraged to complete PSY 101, 210, and 240 before enrolling in 400-level courses. Students wishing to pursue graduate training in psychology are encouraged to obtain a strong undergraduate background in the basic science of psychology (including such courses as PSY 403, 406, 408, and 481) and to obtain research/laboratory experiences through course work and work with a faculty member. For academic advising, students should contact the College of Liberal Arts Wilson Advising Center. Majors should consult a faculty advisor in the department for career advising and for more specialized academic advising.