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Undergraduate Learning Objectives


  • GOAL 1: Knowledge Base of Psychology
    • Students should be familiar with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in Psychology, as reflected in our required Psychology curriculum.
    • Performance Indicators
      • 1. Scores on Undergraduate Assessment Test items reflecting knowledge acquired in PSYC 201, 203, 204, 206, and 208.
      • 2. Ratings on selected items from Senior Assignment Poster Evaluation
  • GOAL 2: Methodological and Statistical Skills
    • Students should understand and apply basic research methods in Psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
    • Performance Indicators
      • 1. Scores on Undergraduate Assessment Test items reflecting knowledge acquired in PSYC 220 and 221.
      • 2. Ratings on selected items from Senior Assignment Poster Evaluation
  • GOAL 3: Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology
    • Students should respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
    • Performance Indicators
      • 1. Scores on Undergraduate Assessment Test critical thinking items
      • 2. Ratings on selected items from Senior Assignment Poster Evaluation
  • GOAL 4: Application of Psychology
    • Students should understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
    • Performance Indicators
      • 1. Scores on relevant Undergraduate Assessment Test items
      • 2. Supervisor evaluations from Field Study
      • 3. Ratings on selected items from Senior Assignment Poster Evaluation
  • GOAL 5: Information and Technology Skills Specific to Psychology
    • Students should demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for uses specific to Psychology.
    • Performance Indicators
      • 1. Ratings on selected items from Senior Assignment Poster Evaluation
  • GOAL 6: Communication Skills Specific to Psychology
    • Students should communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  • Goal 6a: Written communication
    • Performance Indicators
      • 1. Grades on Senior Assignment Paper
      • 2. Scores on Undergraduate Assessment Test writing items
      • 3. Ratings on selected items from Senior Assignment Poster Evaluation
  • Goal 6b: Oral communication
    • Performance Indicators
      • 1. Ratings on selected items from Senior Assignment Poster Evaluation
      • 2. Ratings on relevant items from Survey of Baccalaureate Graduates
  • GOAL 7: Psychology-Related Career Planning and Development
    • Performance Indicators
      • 1. Score on Undergraduate Assessment Test items from PSYC 200
      • 2. Ratings on relevant items from Survey of Baccalaureate Graduates