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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit
Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM
Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor's Degree

The graduate with a B.A. or B.S. 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 method, 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 of sociocultural 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.