Psychology (BA)

Psychology (BA)

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The curriculum for the major in Psychology has three objectives:

  1. To introduce the student to the existing body of scientific knowledge about human and animal behavior;
  2. to acquaint students with the methods and procedures psychologists use in conducting scientific research designed to acquire new knowledge about human and animal behavior; and
  3. to introduce students to the various methods of using existing psychological knowledge about human and animal behavior.

Learning Outcomes:

Psychology students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:

  1. acquired knowledge of the fundamental principles in psychology;
  2. developed critical thinking and reasoning skills;
  3. acquired oral and written communication skills;
  4. demonstrated information gathering and synthesis skills;
  5. demonstrated research and statistical skills; and
  6. developed an understanding of the ethics of psychology.