The Bachelor of Science in Psychology at WLU aligns with the guidelines set by the American Psychological Association. The curriculum is designed to graduate students who have a strong liberal arts foundation and the professional knowledge for success in the field by combing a strong theoretical base with a multitude of applied courses. Students also have many opportunities to work directly with their instructors in a mentoring relationship, to gain additional instruction and clarity, address academic concerns, and participate in ongoing research.
The Psychology program follows the American Psychological Association guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major. The skills learned throughout the program are transferable to almost any profession.
The program goals include:
Knowledge of Psychological Content
Graduates will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical finding to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
Graduates will use scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods, to design and execute research plans and to draw conclusions about psychological phenomena.
Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
Graduates will demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors in professional and personal settings. Students will demonstrate adherence to personal and professional values and the APA Code of Ethics.
Graduates will demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Graduates will apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.
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