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Department Mission and Goals


The mission of the department is to engage students in the discovery of knowledge in the behavioral sciences. The undergraduate programs emphasize broadening and deepening students’ understanding of people. An overarching goal is to engage students in the application of what they learn so that it enriches their personal lives, enhances their effectiveness in the workplace and stimulates their interest in pursuing responsible citizenship roles. The graduate programs in psychology build on the foundation of scientific discoveries in the core areas of the field and focus on the development of professional insights and skills necessary for becoming effective and productive practitioners, researchers and instructors.