The Department of Psychology aspires to be a regionally recognized educational leader in undergraduate and graduate education where students learn the scientific principles of behavior and mental processes through coursework and applied experiences to become professionals who can synthesize information, communicate, and respect diversity as they serve local and national communities after graduation.
The Psychology Department at Dixie State University (DSU) is committed to providing students with a broad education in an inclusive environment about how individuals and groups influence and are influenced by each other. Faculty guide students in learning about different cultures and perspectives aimed at developing a well-rounded set of skills that will help them with a wide range of future career opportunities and to engage meaningfully in their communities. Students graduating with degrees in Psychology programs will be prepared to participate ethically and productively in their chosen careers, with an understanding of how scientific and intellectual inquiry inform their lives and the lives of others.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
- Differentiate and compare major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings within psychology, and discuss behavioral problems.
- Use scientific reasoning to examine psychological phenomena; demonstrate psychology information literacy; engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving; understanding and appropriately utilize basic scientific methodology; and incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry.
- Apply ethical standards to critique and evaluate psychological science and practice in the context of various communities.
- Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills, including their ability to utilize research to compose original arguments/hypotheses, as well as to revise their writing.
- Apply psychological principles to real world practical experience and show evidence of career preparation.