Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Produce sound, integrated arguments (written and oral) based on scientific reasoning and empirical evidence, utilizing technology to locate information, manage and analyze data, and communicate.
  2. Apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation, and evaluate the quality, objectivity and credibility of evidence.
  3. Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, contemporary perspectives and empirical findings represented in the general content domains of psychology, including learning, cognition, biological basis of behavior and development, using them to explain human behavior.
  4. Apply an ethical orientation to hypothetical dilemmas encountered in the classroom, as well as to real scenarios occurring within psychological contexts and when conducting research.
  5. Identify the variety of the psychological experience (one’s own and that of others) as related to socioeconomic class, race, ethnicity, cultural background, gender and sexual orientation, and identify one’s personal, sociocultural and professional values.
  6. Identify and develop skills and experiences relevant to achieving selected career goals and demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with others.

Demonstration of Program Outcomes

These results show Marymount graduates’ proficiency levels in the expected learning outcomes for this program. Faculty make this assessment in designated degree-level assessment courses in which students demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Key Finding

Marymount’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program produces career-ready and collaborative graduates who can communicate effectively and use data to support decisions.

Psychology learning outcomes