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.