Psychology

Psychology

Students in the psychology program will learn how people relate to each other and how to help improve those relationships.

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Becker College psychology concentrations are designed to prepare students for a wide range of professions in schools, agencies, institutions, and businesses, as well as for graduate study.  The Becker College programs are focused on helping students develop the necessary critical thinking skills that can be applied to key psychological principles in diverse work and life settings.

A balanced exposure to the major achievements in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences are provided in the liberal arts program. Learning is one of the best investments students can make for their future. By engaging in a wide variety of courses, students are able to study what they love and to develop and strengthen their passion. A solid grounding in the arts and sciences can lead to success in widely divergent careers as well as graduate school study.

Students can choose from the following degrees, concentrations, and minors within the field of psychology:

Graduates of the Becker College psychology or education programs will have a broad-based education in the liberal arts, with a specialized study of child behavior, mental illness, addictions, or behavior disorders. Our accomplished faculty are dedicated to providing a solid foundation of academic theory and the most contemporary professional practice.

Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes are based on the American Psychological Association guidelines for undergraduate psychology programs.

Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.

Students will demonstrate knowledge, comprehension and application of scientific reasoning and problem solving skills, including effective research methods and interpretation of research data.

Students will demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in an increasingly diverse world.

Students will demonstrate competence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including communications with different types of audiences and for differing purposes.  Students will develop a repertoire of interpersonal skills and approaches that will enable them to be successful in an interconnected, global society.

Students will demonstrate professional skills and behavior that will ready them for post-baccalaureate employment, graduate or professional school.  These include appropriate work habits, career preparation skills, project management skills, self-efficacy and self-regulation, enhanced teamwork capacity, and effective self-reflection.

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