Psychology


Competencies

The core program competencies outline the basic knowledge, skills and competencies that should be possessed by the successful graduate of each degree program. According to the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, program competencies include the knowledge, skills and attitudes students should master to receive a degree in the academic program.

The program competencies for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology are as follows:

Program Competency Appropriate Assessment of Competency
An understanding of major theoretical approaches, conceptual bases, and trends in psychology PS101, PS206, PS306, PS315, PS401, PS404, PS407, PS408, COEX, Exams, papers, research projects, and presentations
An understanding of research design, data analysis, statistical interpretation, and application of findings PS101, PS301, PS302,  PS305, PS306, PS408, COEX, Exams, papers, research projects, and presentations
Demonstrate the ethical application of psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues PS101, PS302, PS301, PS306, PS315, PS404, PS407, PS408, COEX, Exams, papers, research projects, and presentations
Demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize information technology to gather, assess, and communicate about psychological issues and research PS101, PS205, PS221, PS222, PS302, PS301, PS305, PS306, PS315, PS388, PS401, PS402, PS404, PS407, PS408, COEX, Exams, papers, research projects, and presentations
Utilize skeptical inquiry, critical thinking, and scientific approaches to understand behavior PS101, PS205, PS221, PS222, PS301, PS305, PS306, PS315, PS388, PS401, PS402, PS404, PS407, PS408, COEX, Exams, papers, research projects, and presentations
Show an awareness and understanding of cultural diversity and individual differences PS101,PS206, PS306, PS315, PS361, PS401, PS402, PS404, PS407, PS408, Exams, papers, research projects, and presentations
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication within the language of the discipline PS101, PS205, PS221, PS222, PS301, PS305, PS306, PS315, PS388, PS401, PS402, PS404, PS407, PS408, papers, research projects, and presentations
An understanding of increased self-awareness and  interpersonal skills PS206, PS315, PS402, PS407, presentations, PS407 supervisor evaluation
An understanding of psychological roles, professional settings, and career opportunities related to psychology PS404, PS407, papers,  PS407 supervisor evaluation