Psychologists traditionally study both normal and abnormal functioning, and also treat patients with mental and emotional problems. They also concentrate on behaviors that affect the mental and emotional health and mental functioning of healthy human beings. For example, they work with business executives, performers, and athletes to reduce stress and improve performance. They advise lawyers on jury selection and collaborate with educators on school reform. Psychologists are Involved in all aspects of our fast-paced world.
Central goals of the Liberal Arts are to foster in students active citizenship and community engagement, the pursuit of life-long learning, and future readiness for post-graduation careers. Our Psychological Science major builds core competencies in:
- Analytical and Critical Thinking. The ability to explore issues, ideas, knowledge, evidence, and values before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. This includes building awareness of one's personal biases.
- Quantitative Reasoning/Applied Data Interpretation. The ability to apply basic mathematical skills to the interpretation of data to solve a disciplinary problem.
- Written, Visual, and Oral Communication. The ability to listen and observe with objectivity and communicate effectively in writing, visually and orally.