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Student Learning Outcomes

The goals and objectives of the psychology major at Misericordia are based on those specified by the American Psychological Association for undergraduate psychology programs.

  1. Knowledge Base of Psychology
    Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in psychology.
  2. Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
    Students will develop skills in scientific reasoning and problem solving.
  3. Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
    Students will develop ethically and socially responsible behaviors in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  4. Communication
    Students will demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  5. Professional Development
    Students will be able to apply psychology-specific content and skills, particularly with respect to professional goals.