The mission of Applied Psychology, a Bachelor of Science degree program, is to enable students to apply general knowledge of psychology and in-depth knowledge and skill in specific areas of psychology to communicate effectively, think critically, behave ethically and with cultural awareness, and work interpersonally with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the Applied Psychology program are:
- To produce graduates with effective interpersonal skills who can work in a variety of practical settings.
- To enable students to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for immediate employment and/or graduate study in psychology and related areas.
- To provide opportunities for students who wish to apply psychology training to employment in business and human service related organizations or to prepare for graduate programs in related areas.
- To serve as a minor to complement other programs on campus.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of and be able to use major research methodologies in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant ethical issues including a general understanding of the APA Code of Ethics.
- Students will demonstrate basic counseling.
- Students will demonstrate effective writing conventions by using APA style effectively in empirically based reports, literature reviews and theoretical papers.
- Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills in various formats (e.g. group discussion, debate and lecture).
Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2014-15 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.
Program Curriculum Map
The curriculum map for the Applied Psychology program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website, www.oit.edu/catalog.