Department Chair: Michael E. Nielsen
The mission of the B.S. degree program in psychology is to provide a course of study that reflects both breadth and depth in the field of psychology. The curriculum is grounded in science and teaches scientific thinking as well as appropriate content in the specific sub-disciplines of the field. In addition to providing quality instruction, the faculty members aim to inspire individuals to be sensitive to cultural issues and individual differences, to facilitate personal growth, and to connect scientific theory to practice.
The mission of the Master of Science program in Psychology is to produce graduates who are knowledgeable in specific content areas of scientific psychology and skilled in conducting independent research. Through rigorous coursework and one-on-one collaborations with faculty, graduates are poised to gain entrance to a psychology (or psychology-related) doctoral program or to be employed with a position in the social sciences.