Psychology Student Learning Outcomes

VUSC Psychology graduates should be able to

  1. Apply principles of cognitive, behavioral, biological, socio-cultural, and spiritual perspectives on human nature to practical issues such as personal, social and/or organizational issues.
  2. Apply core principles of empirical research, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation, to critically evaluate scholarly research.
  3. Practice professional ethics (as defined by American Psychological Association), cultural competency, and citizenship with the focus on core principles of beneficence, responsibility, integrity, justice, and respect.
  4. Develop oral and written products that demonstrate information literacy skills in an established scientific format (APA).
  5. Apply psychological knowledge, skills, and values to various careers and/or postgraduate study.
  6. Integrate a Christian worldview with knowledge of psychology.