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Bachelor of Arts

Back to Psychology (B.A.)

All students graduating with a B. A. in psychology should:

  • Understand and be able to critically evaluate research literature in psychology.
  • Have familiarity with major theories and research that explain development and behavior.
  • Apply theory and research to explain the behavior and development of self and others.
  • Be able to present information effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Be able to coordinate multiple perspectives when interpreting research, theory, and practice.

Students majoring in psychology will gain an understanding of

  1. the scientific application of psychology
  2. individual differences
  3. the biological basis of behavior
  4. the social basis of behavior