The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Social Sciences

Mission, objectives and learning outcomes


The B.A. in Psychology provides students with a broad based knowledge in the field of Psychology along with opportunities to develop their professional potential as future leaders in the field of Psychology in the local and international sphere. Students will be provided with a foundational grounding in scientific psychology in diverse subfields, with some emphasis in the fields of Developmental and Clinical psychology.

Program objectives

Graduates of the B.A. in Psychology program shall be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and communicate effectively a broad knowledge of psychological concepts and theories and apply them to individual, cultural, and social contexts.
  2. Apply ethical principles and demonstrate competence in research practices in psychology.
  3. Demonstrate competence in critical thinking and skeptical inquiry when applying psychological modalities to different contexts.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this program, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Demonstrate competence in research skills including research design and data analysis and interpretation.
  3. Apply critical thinking to the study of psychological concepts, theories, and findings.
  4. Apply psychological principles to the understanding of individual functioning, society, and culture.
  5. Communicate effectively (orally and in writing) using APA guidelines.
  6. Comply with established ethical guidelines of the profession of psychology.
  7. Demonstrate ability to use information technology to study and present psychological material.

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