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Department of Psychology

Mission & Goals


The Mission of the Department of Psychology is to serve a diverse student body and to help ensure that the benefits of higher education are enjoyed by a broad segment of the population. The Department of Psychology provides a solid foundation and exceptional educational experience that emphasizes psychology as a scientific endeavor that seeks to understand behavior and mental processes in humans and animals and use the knowledge to make a difference in improving the human condition.


(1) Emphasize psychology as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and expose students to the practical applications of this knowledge

(2) Provide a solid intellectual and academic foundation and skill set for advanced and professional study or entry into the workforce

(3) Enhance undergraduate and graduate experiences in psychology through internship and research programs designed to make relevant the course materials

(4) Serve a variety of curricular offerings that support the requirements emphasized as part of the liberal arts education within the University as well as satisfy the objectives of other programs