Based on the American Psychological Association (APA) goals for Psychology Minors, Students graduating with a minor in Psychology will be competent in the following areas:

  • Knowledge Base in Psychology:  Demonstrate breadth of their knowledge and application of psychological ideas to simple problems.
  • Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking:  Demonstrate basic skills and concepts in interpreting behavior, studying research, and applying research design principles to drawing conclusions about psychological phenomena.
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World:  Demonstrate familiar with the formal regulations that govern professional ethics in psychology and begin to embrace the values that will contribute to positive outcomes in work settings and in building a society responsive to multicultural and global concerns.
  • Communication: Write a cogent scientific argument, present information using a scientific approach, engage in discussion of psychological concepts, explain the ideas of others, and express their own ideas with clarity.
  • Professional Development: Demonstrate work habits and ethics necessary to succeed in academic settings.