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SIS Department Psychology Program Objectives

(modified 6 March 2009)

To meet the educational needs of the students majoring in psychology and prepare them with the knowledge and skills needed in a global environment.

A. To provide graduates with a thorough grounding in the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
B. To provide graduates with the skills necessary to use critical and creative thinking when applying psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational needs.
C. To provide graduates with skills necessary to work effectively in an environment that requires cross-cultural competence.
D. To provide graduates with the methodological skills, both quantitative and qualitative, to conduct research and analysis and effectively communicate the results of their research in a variety of formats.
E. To provide graduates with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.