Psychology and Philosophy

The Department offers a rich variety of courses that mirror the breadth of the discipline of psychology.

Mission Statement

We provide opportunities for students to study the domains of psychology and develop a skill set that includes critical and creative thinking, ethical reasoning, effective communication, collaborative engagement, and the use of the scientific method.  We also seek to engage students in transformative learning opportunities such that our graduates will embrace diversity as lifelong learners and socially responsible citizens of the commonwealth, the country and the world.

Program Goals

Goal 1:  Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.

Goal 2:  Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research.

Goal 3:  Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice.

Goal 4: Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes.

Goal 5: Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation.

Our Programs