The overarching goal of the undergraduate Psychology Program is to introduce students to current theories, research, and methodologies within the field of psychology. Through a variety of courses at the introductory level and advanced seminars, students learn to understand and explain how humans function behaviorally, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. They also learn to analyze and evaluate the many factors that influence human functioning and how the human mind integrates these factors in shaping an individual's adaptation to the environment.
Students receive scientific training through courses on research design and methodology, and these scientific methods are incorporated within courses throughout the curriculum. Courses are designed to stimulate critical and analytic thinking, and to foster effective communication skills.