Mission | Department of Psychology


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The psychology department is student-centered and committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. We offer students a firm grounding in the field of psychology and encourage students to embrace diverse theoretical perspectives and ideas, to develop skill in independent inquiry and to constructively and ethically apply psychological principles. Our goals are to prepare students for applied careers in human services and graduate education while advancing their personal growth and life-long learning. Students learn to contribute to the advancement of psychology through research and other scholarly activities, and through fellowship in student psychology organizations. We support the development of reflective and competent research-practitioners versed in using modern technologies. We contribute to the liberal education goals of the University.