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B.A. in Psychology
So you’re curious to learn about people and their perceptions, motivations, emotions, and attitudes. Then you’re in the right place. With a degree in psychology, you’ll learn how to study behavior scientifically and gain an understanding of the physiological, cognitive, and social causes of behavior.
Our psychology program offers you the opportunity to earn a B.S. or a B.A. Both degree options provide a broad overview of psychology. Supporting courses for the B.A. place more emphasis on learning about other cultures and human diversity. The B.A. path is for you if you are interested in careers in social services, business, and education, or if you wish to pursue masters programs in counseling and therapy, non-research oriented graduate programs, and law school.
- Development of critical-thinking, research, and evaluation skills
- Experience with data analysis, interpretation, and abstract reasoning
- Acquisition of writing and communication skills
- Understanding of the determinants of human and animal behavior
- Enhancement of interpersonal awareness
- Support from the Mastodon community
- A prestigious Purdue degree
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Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Know the major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology
- Understand the major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation
- Think critically and use the scientific approach to understand behavior
- Understand the values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science (e.g., value of empirical evidence, tolerance for ambiguity, ethics in research, teaching, and practice)
- Apply concepts, information, and skills learned in psychology courses to their lives and work
- Effectively locate and evaluate sources of information
- Express themselves effectively in the discourse of the discipline
- Understand people from a diverse range of backgrounds and varying demographic characteristics, such as age, race, disability, sexual orientation, class, ethnicity, religion, and cognitive abilities
- Make decisions about future employment or graduate education
- Behavior Technician
- Clinical Psychologist
- Employee Relations Specialist
- Forensic Psychologist
- Health & Wellness Coach
- Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
- Market Research Analyst
- Marriage and Family Counselor
- Mental Health Caseworker
- Occupational Therapist
- Police Officer
- Psychiatric Technician
- Psychological Scientist
- Public Relations Specialist
- School Counselor
- Sports Psychologist
- Substance Abuse Counselor