Colleen S. Bryan, PhD

LeeAnn H. M. Couts, PhD

Tae Kwon, PhD

Carla F. Swallow, MA

Psychology Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the psychology program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • Knowledge Base: Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings of psychological science.
  • Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking: Apply scientific reasoning and appropriate research methods to evaluate, interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research.
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World: Develop ethical standards informed by the Christian faith to promote socially responsible behaviors that build healthy, diverse communities.
  • Communication: Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in creating a cogent scientific argument, presenting scientific information, integrating psychology and Christian faith, and synthesizing psychological theories and concepts.
  • Professional Development: Apply psychology-specific content and skills, exhibit meaningful self-reflection, cultivate self-regulation, and build teamwork skills that readies the student for post-baccalaureate education and employment success.