"What Can I Do With a Major in...Psychology?"
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The graduate with a Bachelor degree in Psychology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Demonstrate and integrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Value and use critical and creative thinking, including the scientific methods, to address problems related to behavior and mental processes.
- Appropriately apply knowledge and skills acquired in the psychology curriculum to personal, social, and organizational issues.
- Value and apply empirical evidence, cope with ambiguity, and behave legally and ethically in research and applied settings.
- Understand and apply the language of the science of psychology, through effective speaking, reading and writing.
- Demonstrate the ability to acquire and disseminate information and use computers and other technology for a variety of purposes.
- Recognize, understand and respect individual differences and the complexity off social cultural and international diversity. Demonstrate knowledge about how these factors affect applied and scholarly work.
- Demonstrate knowledge about realistic occupational, career, and advanced educational opportunities appropriate to the discipline and develop a feasible plan to pursue those opportunities.
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