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Department Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology

1.1   Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology

1.2   Develop a working knowledge of psychology's content domains

1.3   Describe applications of psychology

Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking 

2.1 Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena

2.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy

2.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving

2.4 Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research

2.5 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry   

Goal 3: Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

3.1 Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice

3.2 Build and enhance interpersonal relationships

3.3 Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels    

Goal 4: Communication

4.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes

4.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes

4.3 Interact effectively with others  

Goal 5: Personal and Professional Development

5.1 Apply psychological content and skills to career goals

5.2 Exhibit self-efficacy andself-regulation

5.3 Refine project-management skills

5.4 Enhance teamwork capacity

5.5 Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation