In line with the mission of Mount Marty College, the psychology major offers each student a liberal arts major that prepares students for the contemporary world of work, service to the human community and personal growth. A student who majors in psychology will develop a critical understanding of the field of psychology and human behavior, appreciate the role psychology plays in shaping society and be prepared for graduate training or employment. The psychology major is designed to help the student meet the following objectives:
- Provide the student with a general foundation in the various content areas and theoretical perspectives within psychology.
- Understand the different research methods used by psychologists and
comprehend basic descriptive and inferential statistics.
- Become aware of the ethical issues related to research and practice.
- Understand how psychological principles are applied in everyday life.
- Prepare for employment or graduate school.
- Explain behavior using different psychological theories.
- Demonstrate the ability to use the discipline’s language.
- Use library resources to conduct literature searches.
- Understand research articles in psychology.
- Design, conduct and write a research study.
- Summarize and analyze data with appropriate statistical techniques.
- Write in APA style.
- Experience directly the application of psychology.
- Successful completion of the required courses.
- Completion of Senior Seminar and its required parts (senior research project,
exam and exit interview).