One of the main student learning objectives of the psychology program is to enrich students' understanding of behavioral and cognitive processes by encouraging the development of critical thinking abilities that will permit them to distinguish between scientific and nonscientific explanations of behavior. The faculty strive for the students to become scientific thinkers by introducing them to the current body of knowledge in psychology, and the data, methods, and theoretical formulations used in the principal fields.
Students will be able to choose from a variety of program options when they study psychology. Psychology majors will be able to select a concentration which best suits their career and/or graduate school goals. Psychology minors will be able to consult with their minor advisor in selecting courses that will best meet their own major goals. Additionally, students can choose to pursue interdisciplinary options with the Crisis Intervention Certificate and the Sport and Exercise Psychology Minor.