Program mission statement

The mission of the psychology department is to structure coursework and field placements to integrate experiential learning with rigorous study of psychology as the scientific study of human beings. The department’s curriculum does not emphasize any single school of thought. Instead, it provides a broad-based education in psychology that gives students completing the program the skills and self-confidence to use a variety of perspectives in their work with people.

Program goals, objectives and outcomes

Student learning outcomes:


  • Provide students with knowledge through classroom work and field experience that will prepare them for entry level positions in human services professions.
  • Help prepare interested students for graduate study in psychology and related fields.


  • Provide students with opportunities to examine and interpret human lives and relationships through psychological perspectives.