Degree Learning Outcomes

“All graduates with a Bachelors degree will be able to...”

  1. Communicate effectively through speech and writing
  2. Demonstrate information literacy skills to find, access, critically evaluate and ethically use information
  3. Develop habits of mind characterized by the comprehensive, critical exploration of ideas, issues, artifacts, and/or events.
  4.  Represent, evaluate, and communicate quantitative or symbolic information as appropriate to the fields of study. (add upper division quantitative component in core classes)
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity by articulating ideas and exhibiting behaviors that cultivate collaborative practices and develop communication skills needed to function in a diverse workforce and global community.

Program Learning Outcomes

BS Psychology Program Learning Outcomes and the Core Competency or Outcomes they address.  Alignment of core competencies with degree proficiencies is noted in [brackets].

  1. Students will gain a broad understanding of the major concepts and theoretical frameworks in Psychology and will demonstrate capacity for critical thinking situated in psychological knowledge.  [Critical Thinking]
  2. Students will be able to communicate both in written and oral form in a manner that is clear, cohesive, and situated in psychological knowledge, using appropriate citations and sourcing in APA format. [Written and Oral Communications]
  3. Students will gain a global perspective by critically engaging both western and non-western perspectives in psychological frameworks and practices. [Diversity (also a CIIS core value)]
  4. Students will demonstrate information literacy skills including the ability to navigate, access, evaluate, interpret, and situate information from a variety of sources and to locate that information in relation to multiple bodies of knowledge. [Information Literacy]
  5. Students will develop foundational skills in psychological research design, including the capacity to work quantitatively with scientific data situated in psychological frameworks. [Quantitative Reasoning]

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