Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology is designed to provide students with a foundation in the field of Psychology. Students will gain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human behavior and the psychological theories and concepts which help explain human behavior. As a psychology student at Webster Leiden Campus, you will have the opportunity to study the specific issues, theories, and science of the discipline and also attain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human behavior. To achieve this, you will use approaches that range from the scientific to the philosophical, from the experimental to the theoretical. Through these methods, you will develop and apply problem-solving skills that will help you think analytically and to communicate clearly and persuasively throughout your life and career.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Describe the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Discuss the occupational pursuits available in a variety of settings given their psychological knowledge, skills, and values.
- Analyze and apply research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Implement the use of critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to examine problems related to psychology.
- Discuss the factors contributing to diversity, multiculturalism, and inequality within and among nations.
- Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
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