In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of psychology, graduates in this degree program will be able to:
* Articulate the major theoretical, historical, and conceptual ideas that underpin the psychology discipline.
* Describe the major theories in psychology and their influence on different content areas of psychology such as learning and cognition, individual differences, biological bases of behavior, and developmental changes in behavior.
* Use the methodologies of psychological research to design and implement research and analyze, interpret, and report data.
* Critically evaluate psychological research and apply that data to contemporary issues.
* Identify individual differences in behavior that may be related to ethnicity, gender, and culture.
* Evaluate how behavior is influenced by internal, environmental, and social factors.
Students in this degree program examine the theories and history of the workings of the human mind by studying aspects of developmental, organizational and abnormal psychology. Graduates of this program are inclined toward professions that involve a high level of human interaction such as politics, law, counseling, human services, education, law enforcement, military service, and public management.