438 Mack Social Science
The department offers courses leading to the degrees of bachelor of arts, master of arts and doctor of philosophy.
The department has two sets of goals for its undergraduate curriculum:
- The education of students with a liberal arts foundation, who:
- understand basic principles in psychology
- understand methods of inquiry in psychology
- appreciate the relevance of psychology to human affairs
- can think critically and analytically about psychological matters
- The training of students, who:
- are prepared to pursue graduate study in psychology and related disciplines
- have adequate oral, writing, analytical and computational skills to achieve that goal
- have a thorough appreciation of methods of scientific inquiry in psychology
- can read primary literature in psychology with understanding and appreciation
- have a broad appreciation of various psychological fields and their applications
- are able to integrate different domains of knowledge within the discipline
There are three options in the undergraduate curriculum to satisfy the differing educational goals of psychology majors; the general degree, the research specialization, and behavioral analysis specialization.