Psychology Mission Statement

The Division of Social Sciences offers bachelor degree programs in psychology which are designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of the science of human behavior and mental processes. Students will become familiar with the most important contemporary research findings in the fields of learning, personality, counseling, psychophysiology, social processes, abnormal psychology, and human development. The psychology major is often used as a foundation for professional training in counseling, law, the ministry, or graduate study in psychology. The psychology major has the option of graduating with a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. The requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in psychology provide a broad liberal arts exposure to the discipline and thereby prepare students for a broad range of careers in business management and public service. The requirements of the Bachelor of Science in psychology include a stronger emphasis on the development of analytic skills and thus may be of special interest to students planning to pursue advanced degrees in the field. As a requirement for graduation, all psychology majors must pass a written and oral assessment examination in the final semester of their course work.