Bachelor of Science Psychology
Psychology is the study of behavior, mental processes, emotions and their biological bases. Understanding self and others is an extremely valuable tool that can help prepare psychology majors to work in a wide variety of settings. Psychology majors work in medicine, the legal system, law enforcement, education, healthcare, youth services, business, architecture, engineering, wellness, sports, science and research.
The Thomas University undergraduate psychology program will provide the student with a foundational understanding of the discipline of psychology. The use of psychological theories and concepts is an increasingly important tool in today’s ever-changing, diverse, and global society. The Thomas University psychology degree can be obtained through traditional face-to-face campus based studies or fully online. The student will be prepared for a wide range of career options in human services, administration, criminal justice, business and education.
The purpose of the undergraduate Psychology program is to provide students with a comprehensive background in the basic concepts, theories, findings, and ethical issues in psychology. The Psychology program provides an integrative educational experience by fostering relations among faculty and students through advising, mentoring, and outreach in the local community. In order to help students achieve their individual goals, students are afforded great flexibility in choosing upper-division classes. The main endeavor of the program is to enable students to engage in lifelong education and contribute to their community.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this program will be able to:
1. Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
2. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
3. Apply psychological principles critically and creatively to personal, social, and organizational contexts.
4. Demonstrate awareness and apply the APA code of ethics, as well as an understanding that psychological explanations vary across complex and diverse populations and contexts.
5. Demonstrate information competence and the ability to use software to exhibit quantitative and qualitative research literacy.
6. Demonstrate effective writing and oral communication skills and collaborate effectively with others.
7. Apply psychological knowledge, skills, and values to current issues and career interests within the discipline of psychology.