Those who intend to do graduate work in psychology should broaden their mathematics, the natural sciences, philosophy, linguistics, or the social sciences. A student may combine Psychology with preparation for advanced professional training, medical school, law school, or other advanced professional training. In addition, the Psychology Department will serve the College by offering General Psychology to meet the General Education Program's needs and by offering supportive courses to students in existing departments/programs who would benefit from formal exposure to current knowledge of the principles of human behaviour and mental processes.
The Psychology Program of study is designed to contribute to a student's general liberal education, to enhance the student's understanding of human behaviour, to provide academic and practical preparation for entry-level positions in mental health and related fields, and to provide a foundation for entry into graduate or professional schools in a variety of areas of specialization.
The Department of Psychology's mission is to provide students with a foundation for the scientific understanding of behaviour and mental processes within the structure of academic excellence and research through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning in a nurturing environment. The Department provides a pathway for graduates to pursue advanced degrees or employment innumerable related fields.
The Psychology Program has instituted the following objectives:
To provide students with oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills that prepare them for graduate study;
To prepare students academically and experientially for employment in a variety of fields;
To expose students to applied psychology through internships and cooperative education placements;
To expose students to research psychology through research training in the laboratory and the field;
To expose students to state-of-the-art computer techniques used in research and the application of psychology.