Psychology is the study of the aspects of mind related to human nature, our relationships to each other, and our relationship to the world at large. While psychology is often scientific in its outlook, it also includes ways of knowing and understanding the world based on philosophy, the humanities, and the arts. In this sense psychology is one of the broadest of disciplines, encompassing a wide range of academic areas and endeavors.

Psychology also recognizes the diverse cultural, economic, ethnic, historical, and political viewpoints that exist in a multicultural world. The discipline seeks to understand how these viewpoints interact with individual and group behavior in order to encourage a rich pluralism of human interaction.

Graduates of the Channel Islands BA in Psychology Program will be able to find work in a variety of settings. Typically, psychology graduates do well finding jobs. However, many undergraduate psychology majors choose to go on to graduate school for masters, doctorates, or other professional degrees. The psychology faculty at Channel Islands are committed to helping these students gain admittance to graduate school.

Psychology Program Learning Outcome

  • Student should be familiar with the major theoretical approaches, findings and historical trends in psychology
  • Students should understand and be able to use major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis and interpretation
  • Students should have an understanding of applications of psychology to personal, social and organizational
  • Students should demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for multiple purposes
  • Students should use and respect skeptical inquiry, critical thinking, and the scientific approach to understanding behavior
  • Students should have an understanding of the complexity of cultural diversity
  • Students should be able to express themselves effectively in written and oral communication.
  • Personal Development: Students should understand themselves and others in a cultural context and develop interpersonal skills for diverse settings over the lifespan

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