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The curriculum for the major in Psychology has three objectives:
- To introduce the student to the existing body of scientific knowledge about human and animal behavior;
- 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
- to introduce students to the various methods of using existing psychological knowledge about human and animal behavior.
Psychology students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:
- acquired knowledge of the fundamental principles in psychology;
- developed critical thinking and reasoning skills;
- acquired oral and written communication skills;
- demonstrated information gathering and synthesis skills;
- demonstrated research and statistical skills; and
- developed an understanding of the ethics of psychology.