Undergraduate Competencies

Competencies based on learning goals, outcomes, and indicators

 Upon completion of a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, students will:

  • develop a knowledge base in psychological science and demonstrate the ability to describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychological science, and apply this understanding to practical problems and real life situations.
  • be able to interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research and use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.
  • demonstrate skills related to psychological information literacy by the following abilities: summarizing information from psychology sources accurately, evaluating the relative value of different sources, employing a comprehensive strategy for locating and using relevant sources, and critically evaluating and interpreting the content obtained from sources, including statistical findings and graphs.
  • incorporate sociocultural awareness into the understanding of psychology phenomena, application of psychological science, and process of scientific inquiry.
  • apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science, practice, and personal behaviors.
  • demonstrate effective writing by constructing arguments clearly and concisely using evidence-based psychological concepts, theories, and quantitative/qualitative data, and adhering to appropriate professional standards and conventions in English, including APA writing style.
  • demonstrate effective oral communication by creating coherent and integrated oral argument based on a review of the pertinent psychological literature, achieving effective delivery standards in professional oral performance, and integrating visual and oral elements.
  • apply psychological content and skills to career goals, and develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.
  • refine project management skills and enhance teamwork capacity.